1-Minute Tip: Stop to smell the flowers. Positive psychological health is associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Take a deep breath and find joy in the little moments.
5-Minute Tip: Take a blood pressure test. A quick trip to your local pharmacy for a blood pressure test can be the first step toward healthier habits and greater heart health.
15-Minute Tip: Watch some funny videos. Working 15 minutes of hearty laughter into your day isn’t just a quick pick-me-up. It’s also a great way to reduce stress and anxiety and improve vascular function and circulation – which can all help reduce the risk of heart attack.
30-Minute Tip: Give your pantry a makeover. Replacing foods that are high in salt and unhealthy fats with heart-healthy alternatives is a quick way to change your lifestyle for the better.
This article first appeared in the February 2022 edition of the HealthPerks newsletter.