Although heart disease is the main cause of death in the US, there are precautions you may take to safeguard your heart. Many of these actions are straightforward lifestyle adjustments that anyone can make. 

Here are four simple ways to keep your cardiovascular system in good shape.

Get Active

Spend at least 150 minutes a week working out. You can divide the time into sessions of moderate to vigorous exertion lasting 10 minutes or more. You should have a heart rate of at least 100 beats per minute.

Eat Healthy Fats

Saturated, polyunsaturated, and unsaturated fats are all essential components of our diet. Trans fat is one type of fat that we don’t need because it raises your lifelong risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke.

Drink Plenty of Water

Every day, consume 64 ounces of water. That is roughly equivalent to three 20-ounce water bottles or eight glasses of water. Limit your caffeine consumption as well.

Catch Enough Zzz’s

Every night, get the recommended amount of sleep. That takes six to eight hours for most people. Insufficient or excessive sleep has been linked in studies to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Find stress-reduction techniques that will help you sleep, such as deep breathing exercises or meditation.

Premium Healthcare’s Miami cardiologists work closely with each patient to develop a personalized healthcare approach that is both focused and efficient. From regular tests to speciality operations, we are ready to provide the greatest care in cardiovascular medicine.

At Premium Healthcare, we are committed to providing comprehensive cardiovascular care to our patients. To learn more about how our Miami cardiologists can help you maintain a healthy heart, please visit our book appointment page or call us now at (305) 265-4441.