How to Maintain a Steady Heart Rate

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Aug 29, 2014

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If you are looking for ways to keep your heart healthy and beating at a steady rate, you must oblige by these ways. And, if you really do, they will help you to reduce risk of several heart diseases.
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    Heart Rate

    One of the most important markers of well-being, heart rate, is associated with the blood pumped by the heart in the body. It represents the number of times the heart beats in a minute. Normal heart rate is between 60-100 beats per minute. Abnormal heart rate can be an indicator of a possible heart disorder. Here is how to maintain a healthy and steady heart rate. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Sleep Well

    Proper rest and ample sleep are crucial for your overall health. You must always get proper rest no matter how less you worked during the day. If you had a physically busy and tiring day then it becomes even more important for you to get ample rest. It will help you to maintain a steady heart. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Detoxification

    Toxins and foreign chemicals in the blood can also affect your heart rate over time and increase the risk for heart problems. Detoxify your body on a regular basis to help your body get rid of such toxins and chemicals. Avoid smoke, too much of alcohol and drugs which may add a lot of toxins to your blood. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Healthy Diet

    Switch to a healthier diet which is rich in natural and fresh foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Avoid packed and processed food, especially junk foods as much as you can. Avoid food rich in cholesterol, unsaturated fat and oils to maintain healthy heart rate. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Avoid Stress

    Stress and anxiety can increase your heart rate significantly and pose higher risk of damage and problems such as strokes and heart attacks. Manage stress in your life effectively and always keep calm. Try to get back to a relaxed state of mind after experiencing anything stressful as soon as possible. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Exercise

    Exercise can help you stay healthy and fit, however too much of anything can be harmful. While you must exercise regularly, you must also make sure that you don’t overdo it as it may put too much pressure on your heart and bring about an increased heart rate. Always take your exercise routine slowly and perform every exercise like you do your daily chores i.e. with ease. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Maintain Healthy Weight

    Being overweight can put your heart at risk of several problems. It can also make it difficult for you to perform daily activities such as running and climbing stairs which can increase your heart rate significantly. Maintain a healthy weight for a healthy heart and a normal heart rate. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Quit smoking

    Your heart is one of the most important organs in your body. Maintain healthy heart rate by quitting smoking which can be harmful for your heart as well lungs. Also avoid passive smoke which can be equally harmful. Image Courtesy : Getty

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