I have just been for my second revision since by open heart surgery and thought this post was perfect for today……………………..
We have so many things to do during the day that we simply forget to stop, and take a breath of fresh aire and give our heart a little rest from the daily stress we accumulate. You should know that there are some very simple ways to bring calm to us and within, and will relax the heart muscle, and release tension which really is necessary.
It’s easy to put into practise, just lower the gear a little, you have been highly active for most of the day, and its time for a little pause, eat well and take your time !!! How often do you do that ? It’s that moment to give yourself a little treat, maybe some dark chocolate or a little siesta….which really does repair everything. Your heart really will appreciate this and feel great.
Did you know that by drinking red fruits(strawberries berries etc.,) in juice form, you can reduce by 40% the possibilities of suffering heart disease, this is due to this kind of fruit which can significantly raise your cholesterol level (good cholesterol) in the blood and also the number of antioxidants in the plasma, three drinks a day will help strength the heart, the best time to drink this juice is one or two hours before you eat.
Never forget to laugh,even without a good reason, don’t let your day go by without laughter, even if you are alone, we all have moments we can remember and laugh about, you produce and increase the endorphins which help us with positive thoughts and sends away anxiety, laugh till it hurts !!When we laugh we also produce gamma waves, the same as when we meditate.
Watch that sun, I love it, but if it is higher than 30 degrees you are increasing you chances of heart problems if you already have a little history regarding your heart. When it is hot, the heart needs to work harder than normal. If you already have a problem or have had, don’t go in the sun during the top hours, from 12 to 15 hrs, do not exercise and you are better in doors, and drink lots of water, should you experience problems breathing, this can be a sign, seek medical help.
Holidays are a great help, if you change your surrounding, people who tend to stay in the same place, can be at a higher risk. the reason for this being that they don’t totally disconnect, if you go to different surrounding it is easier to disconnect and to relax.
Brooke – Universal Coaching.