Keeping your heart healthy while during a pandemic is hard at the best of times. Here are 6 easy steps given by Dr. Sanjay Kumar – Top Cardiologist in Faridabad to help you on your way.
Since the beginning of 2020, our lives have changed dramatically. We put aside many of our habits to adapt to a new lifestyle. How ever this phenomenon has often led us to adopt habits that are not healthy for our hearts.
The pandemic has to be seen as an opportunity to strengthen ourselves physically and mentally. This time, we present 6 tips to strengthen your heart during the pandemic.
1. 30-60 minute walk everyday
Going outside for a walk everyday is the easiest way to stay active. It helps us burn calories, circulate our blood through our bodies, and clear our minds. Maintaining a daily exercise schedule can help us reduce the risk of heart disease by 35%.
2. Keep high hygiene standards
We constantly hear the importance of washing our hands to remove the germs and avoid contracting a disease. Maintaining high standards of hygiene also includes dental and body hygiene. This is why we should always brush our teeth everyday and bathe regularly. It is believed that hot water baths lower our blood pressure and reduce the chances of getting a stroke by 26%.
3. Focus on your hobbies
Stress and anxiety contribute to high blood pressure. A study reveals that 26% of the participants presented severe symptoms of anxiety and stress during the pandemic. One way to avoid these mental stress is to focus on activities we enjoy. In this way, our mind is busy and happy. A happy mind is a happy heart.
4. Stay close to your friends
The human being is a species that moves in herds. Socializing is in our DNA, but it’s easy to feel isolated during a pandemic. The restrictions imposed by health organizations and governments prevent us from gathering together in large numbers.
This is how hypoconnectivity and technology can become our best allies. Regular phone calls and video calls to our family and friends help make us feel less alone and fill us with happiness, which improves our mood, and strengthens our mental and cardiovascular health.
5. Keep an eye on your diet
Having changed our lifestyle also meant changing our diets. Spending more time at home can lead to eating more unhealthy food, larger portions, and more snacking, increasing our calorie intake. It is recommended to evaluate the composition of our daily diets to avoid increasing our daily food intake and falling into unhealthy consumption patterns. For more information consult with the doctor or visit: www.drsanjaykumar.co.in
6. Visit your Cardiologist and measure your pressure
Every now and then it is recommended to check your heart health. Using a remote blood pressure monitor can help your doctor to know the status of your heart and detect any anomalies. Measuring your blood pressure can help you prevent heart disease.
Your heart deserves the best – especially during COVID-19. Consult Top Cardiologist – Dr Sanjay Kumar for treatment of all heart disease and conditions. You can also book an appointment at 9818403954/ 0129-7116000