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Your heart is arguably your most important organ. I mean, without a heartbeat, you're not even alive! So it's obvious that we should do our best to take care of this little guy. Here are 5 easy ways to have a healthier heart :)

Eat lots of dark chocolate.

Flavanols, an antioxidant compound in cocoa, reduces blood pressure – and along with it, risk of heart attack and stroke!

Cut down on salt.

Sodium is one of the sneakiest causes of dangerously high blood pressure. Eating out less and cooking healthy, low-sodium meals at home is the solution!

Get that body moving.

The American Heart Association says that getting just 30 minutes a day, five times a week, of aerobic exercise (even walking!) can reduce your risk of heart disease.

Listen to music.

Calming music with a slow tempo can actually decrease your blood pressure and your heart rate, and help you feel more relaxed!

Add more olive oil to your diet.

Did you know olive oil helps protect your red blood cells from damage? It's important to keep them in good shape, because damage to them can raise your risk of heart disease, heart attacks and stroke.
Amazing that making these 5 little changes can lead to a healthier heart and longer life! How do you take care of your heart? Is it something you even think about?
@JPBenedetto, I know you're an authority on heart health :) Do you have any tips to add?? :D
if listening to music makes your heart more healthy then mine must be REALLY strong XD. Loved this post. Always looking for simpler ways to make healthiness happen!
Yes. I've been eating a bit of dark chocolate everyday for the past two weeks and I feel much better!
Ugh SO true. People hear the word "fat" and balk. But they're such an important part of your diet – YES, even when you're trying to lose weight!!! @alywoah
Yes, olive oil is super health! I wish people didn't have such a negative view on fats -- there are good, healthy fats out there.
Yaayyy @JPBenedetto awesome advice!! You are so wise!! :D <3 You're absolutely right – we only have one, so we gotta take care of it! :)
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