10 Ways To Love your Heart and Brain More

Our heart and brain are what get us through the day. Let’s show them a little appreciation and give them some extra love.

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Did you know that what is healthy for your physical heart is also healthy for your brain?

When your brain is doing well, you can really feel the love!

Try out these 10 things to love your brain and heart.

1. Know Your Numbers

Identify healthy and out-of-range numbers like blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, etc. Also, find recommendations to improve them.

2. Nutrition

Consider adding a variety of foods to your plate and trying new ones. Try including these foods weekly!

  • Vegetables – particularly leafy greens like spinach, kale, broccoli, etc.
  • Fruits
  • Whole grains
  • Low-fat dairy foods
  • Proteins
  • Seafood – rich in Omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon

3. Reduce

Reduce the amount of sugar, saturated fats, and sodium in your diet.

4. Drink Plenty of Water

You’re told this a lot, but it really is that important. Drink plenty of water every day.

5. Drink in Moderation

If you drink alcohol, drink in moderation.

6. Stop Smoking

If you smoke, consider stopping.

7. Movement

Find something you enjoy that helps you move your body and do more of that.

8. Get Enough Quality Sleep

Aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night.

9. Calm your Stress

Learn to calm your stress. That could be through journaling, taking walks, or connecting with a therapist.

10. Team up with Specialists

Team up with specialists such as mental health professionals and dietitians who can help.

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