Protect Your Heart and Live to 100 Tips 21-30

21. Decaffeinate: Caffeine raises blood pressure and speeds up your heart rate. Which can push a borderline heart problem to a dangerous limit.

22. Trade in the salt: Overweight men who consumed high amounts of salt are 61% more likely to die of heart disease.

23: Have a drink every other day: A study in Boston found that men who consume alcohol 3-4 times a week cut their risk of heart attack by 32% then those who drink less. By consuming moderate amounts of alcohol you can raise your good blood pressure and keep your blood thin. Any additional alcohol doesn’t have more benefit.

24: Touch your mate: As little as 10 minutes of direct contact with your girl can help with your blood pressure from rising in stressful times.

25: Double your tomato sauce: Lycopene, which is found in tomatoes prevents build up in harmful cholesterol on the walls of your arteries.

26: Get B vitamins daily: Not getting enough of your B vitamins doubles your risk of developing heart disease.

27: Consume tuna: Tuna is not only high in protein and low in calories but it also contains Omega-3 fatty acids important in lowering blood pressure, preventing clotting, reducing inflammation as well as strengthening the heart. A man may reduce his risk of heart disease by 26% if he consumes more protein.

28: Ground Flaxseed into your food: If you don’t like to get your Omega fatty acids from fish then get it from flaxseed.

29: Do Fartlek: For those of you who don’t know what fartlek is all you need to know is it is alternating speeds throughout your run. Changing your pace will help you lose more weight then by maintaining a moderate pace. If you lose 5-10 of your body weight you can reduce your visceral fat stores by up to 25-40 percent.

30: Start rowing: When compared to running, rowing is a better exercise because it uses more muscles and causes your heart to pump more blood to your body which improves your overall cardiovascular activity.