For Valentine's Day
Tips for a Healthy Heart
Valentine’s Day is an enjoyable time of year (although singles may not always agree). But it’s not just your sweetheart that deserves some love. Your real heart, also deserves some tender, loving care. Below are tips, exercises and products for a stronger, healthier heart and you may also find that these tips help decrease your back pain as well.
For a healthy heart, exercise at least 30 minutes a day. Aerobic exercise is a great way to get your heart pumping. Running, biking, walking, swimming - these activities not only strengthen your heart, but make it more efficient, which means it can do its job better. Greater stamina and endurance are a few of the benefits to aerobic exercise, but we suggest that you start slow and work your way up. As always, we recommend you consult your health care provider before engaging in a new workout program.
Get a Massage
Massages don’t need to be long, drawn out affairs by a massage therapist. Five-minute massages by a friend, spouse, or significant other can work wonders. Massage is one of the oldest forms of healing, and it can reduce heart rate, blood pressure, and increase circulation. The Happy Heart Massager from Relax The Back is good for this kind of low-cost, everyday massage. It’s a handheld massage tool that gives a wonderful full-body or pressure-point massage. Try a regimen of short, daily massages and see how it improves your heart health. It may even improve your relationship as well.
Try a heart-healthy regimen for better circulation, endurance, and to relieve and prevent lower back pain.