February is heart health month. To ensure you’re working on improving your heart health, we wanted to share with you our simple tips to boost your heart while at work. It can be hard to always be active and eat the right foods, which are critical components of a healthy heart. This is why we want to provide you with easy steps to take to start improving your heart.
If you work a typical nine to five job, you’re likely pretty inactive during that time. For some of you, this may also mean you aren’t surrounded by the best food options either – unless you pack your own lunch.
To boost your activity levels, there are things you can add to your daily workday. For starters, if you are in a high building, consider taking the stairs more often. If you sit all day, remind yourself to move around each hour.
As mentioned, packing your own food and snacks is a good option so that you don’t binge on unhealthy foods. Pack your lunch bag with nuts, fruits, and seeds to keep you energized.
Lastly, work can be stressful, and stress can take a real negative toll on your heart health. Finding healthy ways to manage your stress can lead to better heart outcomes. This could involve stepping out for some fresh air, taking a few moments to concentrate on your breathing, or carrying around some essential oils with you to calm you down. Whatever healthy option you use to reduce stress, your heart will thank you for it.
These tips can go a long way in better controlling your cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, and even weight, which are all contributing factors to heart health.