Easy Ways To Keep Your Heart Healthy In Your 40s

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  • TATA AIG Team
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  • 28/06/2020

A healthy breakfast provides you with the strength to get through the day and that is not something we can overlook.

Easy Ways To Keep Your Heart Healthy In Your 40s

How much time do you spend in your office daily? Statistics suggest it’s easily over 9 hours. And in most cases work doesn’t even end at office, does it? So, it’s no surprise that we are more stressed than ever. This could also explain the fact that cardiovascular diseases are one of the leading causes of death in India. With demanding jobs, growing kids, and aging parents, health, for many of us, tends to take the backseat. So now is the time to focus on your wellbeing and start planning for the long run.

Here are a few easy tips to keep your heart healthy.

##1. Straighten your routine

Did you have breakfast today? If you didn’t, it’s time to make some changes. A healthy breakfast provides you with the strength to get through the day and that is not something we can overlook. Love the amazing feeling you get after 7-8 hours of sleep? You can get that everyday if you make some small changes in your sleep routine like sleeping and waking up at consistent times, not consuming much caffeine before sleep and optimizing your bedroom environment.

##2. Make time to stay active

Including walks in your routine could do your heart a lot of good. You can also break up your exercise into 10-minute intervals throughout the day if you’re short on time. You can play ball with your kids, walk the dog, try cycling, trekking or opt for flexibility or strengthening exercises. A good mix will keep your heart healthy and keep you motivated too.

##3. Embrace some good food rules

The food you eat can largely affect your heart’s wellbeing. Try to limit your intake of bad fats and opt for low-fat meat and dairy instead. If you like eating salty foods, it’s time to cut the salt and minimise your sodium intake too. Here’s something you’ve been hearing since your childhood – eat your fruits and vegetables! They are full of all essential vitamins and minerals, and plenty of fibre.

##4. Focus on maintaining a healthy body weight

For most Indians, putting on weight is a constant threat. Our greasy and spicy foods contribute largely towards obesity in the country. The extra kilograms you put on can raise your risk of a heart attack or a stroke. The good news is, even losing a few kilos can get you on the path towards a healthier heart. Make sure you get good nutrition, balance out your calories and engage in physical activities to maintain a healthy weight.

##5. Schedule health check-ups

It’s important to regularly check your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels along with undertaking regular physical exams for your heart’s health. Talk to your doctor to understand how often you need a heart check-up and mark it on your calendars!

With Tata AIG MediCare (UIN: TATHLIP18004V011819), you can get a second opinion from another doctor without having to pay anything.

While you are taking precautions and living a healthier life, you should also think ahead and be prepared. That is what a robust insurance policy does for you. It protects you financially so in case of medical emergencies, your treatment and your family’s living standards don’t get affected. So, choose the right health insurance, and live a stress-free life.

After all, we can all do with some peace of mind!

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