Your heart is not just a physical organ. Studies have shown that people who love and feel loved tend to live longer, lead better lives, and have a reduced risk of heart disease. From singing to spending more time with your friends and family, you’ll be delighted to discover how simple it is to promote a healthier heart.
1. Sing Along
Professor Graham Welch, Chair of Music Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, has dedicated 30 years to studying the developmental and medical aspects of singing. He asserts that the health benefits of singing are both physical and psychological.
“Singing has physical benefits because it is an aerobic activity that increases oxygenation in the bloodstream and exercises major muscle groups in the upper body, even when sitting. Singing has psychological benefits because of its normally positive effect in reducing stress levels through the action of the endocrine system, which is linked to our sense of emotional well-being. Psychological benefits are also evident when people sing together as well as alone because of the increased sense of community, belonging, and shared endeavour.” – Heart Research UK
2. Learn About Ornish Spectrum
Dr. Dean Ornish is the first clinician to offer documented proof that heart disease can be halted, or even reversed, simply by changing your lifestyle. His renowned programme has made it possible for thousands of people to reverse heart disease through a comprehensive approach that includes diet, stress management, exercises, yoga, and meditation. While the regimen may be strict, the results are truly remarkable and respected by cardiologists worldwide.
We love the Ornish Spectrum and always find inspiring tips from his work. For more information, visit Ornish Spectrum.
3. Laugh with Family and Friends
It’s a fact: loneliness is bad for your heart. Spending more time with your family and friends is not only good for you but even more beneficial when laughter is involved.
There’s nothing quite like sharing giggles with your girlfriends or having a hearty laugh with your buddies. Family evenings spent watching a funny film or playing Monopoly offer more heart benefits than a low-fat diet!
4. Dance Your Heart Out…
Dancing is not just about having a great time; it’s also good exercise for your heart. Whether you’re a dance pro or just like to move to music, dancing helps your heart stay healthy. It makes your heart stronger and also makes you feel less stressed and more joyful.
By doing these simple things, you can take good care of your heart and enjoy a healthier and happier life. Your heart will thank you!
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