Valentine’s Day is approaching quickly. As we take time to appreciate our loved ones it’s important to be reminded of each other’s health; heart health to be specific. There is no better time to start being heart conscious. The year is still young, let’s look at what you can do to improve your heart’s health!
GET PLENTY OF SLEEP
Sleep seems to be easily neglected as other things take priority. It’s important to go to bed at a consistent time and before midnight. Studies have shown that going to bed before midnight and for at least seven and a half hours has improved the overall health of the average human. One discovery found was cardiovascular risks for those who go to bed after midnight. There are increased risks of stroke, heart disease, and myocardial infarction. There are many more health risks beyond just the cardiovascular risks that are involved such as obesity, insomnia, weak immune system, and even cancer. Listen to your body and make the healthy choice of going to bed! Be encouraged as these simple changes in your lifestyle can make an enormous positive impact on your heart. Happy Valentine’s Day!