9 things to do to keep your heart healthy

Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of death in Canada and the first cause of death for women. Here are some little things you can do daily to keep your heart healthy and strong!

Reduce your stress level

Of course, it’s impossible to never be stressed, but too much stress can contribute to poor health and increase your risks of heart disease. This is partly caused by physical reactions and physiological reactions to stress such as increased blood pressure, a faster pulse or a higher amount of cholesterol present, and partly because of reactions to stress are rarely healthy: we tend to eat our emotions or want to relax with a drink, things that don’t help your heart in the long term. Reducing your stress level and learning techniques to manage and to cope with it, therefore, becomes an important part of keeping your heart healthy.

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