Of all our bodily parts the heart is the most vulnerable and needs us to take good care of it. But modern life takes its toll and we struggle to eat well, to exercise enough and to keep stress out our lives. All these can contribute to heart issues. It really is worth thinking about how you can help your heart to be more resilient firstly by exercising regularly. The British Heart Foundation recommends 10 minutes exercise every day plus regular walking.
Just as important is eating the right food (and you can access the British Heart Foundation ‘Top Tips’ here.)
Real Natural Health Tea can also play a part as global medical research illustrates: Researchers from the National Defense Medical College in Saitama, Japan revealed that total serum cholesterol levels were reduced in Japanese men who were heavy green tea drinkers. A paper presented at the American College of Cardiology 50th Annual Scientific Session based on 13 respected studies revealed found that those who drank 3 or more cups of health tea per day were 11% less likely to have a heart attack. For those with a heart condition already, the study undertaken at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA was very reassuring in that it showed that of the 1,900 individuals who had suffered heart attacks, health tea drinkers consuming 19 or more cups a week reduced their risks of dying over the next 3-4 years by 44% compared to that of non-tea drinkers.
For a healthy heart and body Tea Cargo recommends Pure Puerh Tea, or a mixture of Puerh tea in the morning and around meals and Green Tea for regular drinking.
Exercise for a healthy heart
Here are some simple exercises to do for 10 minutes every day if you can. And remember a daily 10 minute brisk walk will help keep you fitter, healthier and help tune up your heart.
These can be done simply in the house on the floor. Lay flat with your head on a cushion and bring your top half up to a sitting position. Use whatever you need to suit your personal condition so your head can be on a cushion or large pillow. Sit up breathing out and lie back breathing in. x 5
This is like going to sit down but you get so far and then come up again. Standing with feet slightly wider than shoulders, engage your stomach muscles, keep your back straight and lower your bottom as if you are going to sit on a chair, come back up to standing. Breathe in on the down motion and out on the way up. X 5
Stand with feet together and arms by your side, jump in the air, split your legs and raise arms so you look like a star shape. Jump again to return to first position. Repeat continuously, keep breathing. Keep knees slightly bent at all times. X 10
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, make a fist, bend arms with elbows at your waist. Extend one arm in front of you at shoulder height. Return to starting position. Repeat with other arm. Breathe out on each punch. X 20
Jog on the spot and raise knees to waist height so your legs are pumping up and down. Keep stomach muscles engaged to help keep your balance. Remember to keep breathing. X 20
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