The different phases of pandemic have negatively affected our regular routine. While the younger generation is busy working from home and squeezing in some exercises between quick breaks, the elderly population is suffering from an intense pressure of staying at home and not going out for their daily activities. As such, it becomes even more important to come up with a new plan, especially since the pandemic is here to go on for long, and we need to get accustomed to this new way of life. Keeping your heart healthy is very important nowadays because heart is an important organ whose functioning depends on proper nutrition and physical fitness. Here we have discussed some ways in which you can keep your heart healthy and strong while you stay at home.
*Diet: Regardless of age, a healthy diet is essential for a healthy heart. Consuming good amount of greens, fruits and limiting the intake of junk food and red meat, can be good for the heart. Adequate water intake is equally crucial for the healthy heart.
* Stick to a routine: Waking up and going to sleep at regular hours, taking adequate breaks during the day and making weekends relaxing, can help you in bringing normalcy to your life.
* Socialise digitally: Isolation causes depression, which further affects your heart. Enjoying time with your family, practising meditation and yoga can help with your stress.
* Stop smoking, avoid drinking: Smoking increases the oxidative stress leading to blockages in arteries. While the excessive alcoholism decreases your immunity and makes you prone to infections.