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How to Make Your Home a Heart-Healthy Zone

The number one health issue facing women is heart disease. Here are a few ways to make your home a place where conditioning your heart is convenient and natural.

Support Better Sleep

If getting at least 7 hours of quality sleep is hard for you, there are a few tweaks you should make to your bedroom. First, get darker shades; the less light, the easier it is to fall asleep. Next, invest in some sleep-inducing aromatherapy. Lavender, chamomile, and bergamot all promote better sleep hygiene.

Create a Simple Gym

The best way to protect your heart is to get 30-60 minutes of physical activity every day. The good news is that you can create a home gym without buying big, expensive, and primarily plastic equipment. Instead, get a kettlebell, and you can get your heart pumping easily whenever you have a free moment.

Create a Stress Reduction Sanctuary

Having a dedicated space to reduce stress is a life-saver for many people. Create a corner in your home with candles, plants, and soft fabrics. You can go to this place whenever you need to dial down stress by breathing deeply and focusing on hypnotic, soothing elements like candle flames.

Make Healthy Eating Easy

When you survey your kitchen, do you have the tools you need to feed yourself a heart-healthy diet? First, stock your kitchen with whole grains, fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts, and healthy fats like olive oil. And then get the quality implements you need to prepare delicious, healthy foods.

1 https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/in-depth/heart-disease-prevention/art-20046502 2 https://www.sleepassociation.org/sleep-treatments/essential-oils-for-sleep/