Is Your Heart Beating Healthily?
Your heart is a muscular organ which beating non-stop for 24/7. The continuous contraction and relaxation of heart muscle allowing the pumping action to circulate blood throughout your body. When these muscles have gotten weak or stiff to pump, this will affect the circulatory system and the overall body’s functions and well-being. Let’s do a quick check for your heart health!
|Blood Pressure||Normal||Borderline High||High|
|Cholesterol Level||Normal||Borderline High||High|
|Glucose Level||Normal||Borderline High||High|
|Resting Heart Rate||60 – 100 per minute||> 100 per minutes|
|Energy Level||Rarely feel tired before noon||Sometimes feel tired before noon||Always feel tired before noon|
*Tips: The more your body condition falls out from the green column, the higher the risk of poor heart health
- Blood pressure: higher pressure indicates your heart needs more energy to pump the blood
- Cholesterol level: elevated cholesterol (particularly the LDL cholesterol), higher the chance for it to accumulate around your blood vessels, which slowing or blocking the normal blood flow
- Glucose level: uncontrollable high blood sugar damaging the blood vessels, especially tiny blood vessels in the eyes and the heart
- Resting heart rate: Your heart beating too fast even at resting stage making it exhaust more quickly but pump less efficient
- Energy level: you get tired much faster when your heart is less efficient in pumping
- Smoking habit: the chemicals in cigarettes reached into the blood cause damages to the lining of blood vessels, decrease oxygen concentration in blood, create more stress in your body, and burdening the heart. Secondhand smoke also possesses a higher risk for a heart issue
- Weight: being overweight or obese makes you easier to have metabolic syndrome (increased blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol/triglyceride; and excess body fat around the waist), which in turn burden your heart
Besides practicing a healthy lifestyle, there’s one more thing you can do for your heart: taking the heart nutrient – CoQ10. It is a fat-soluble vitamin-like nutrient which known as the energy generator, and the heart needs CoQ10 the most to work at its optimal level. Yes, our body can naturally produce CoQ10, or we can also get from food like organ meats and spinach. However, aging causes a reduction in CoQ10 production, and the amount eaten from food is not enough to meet the body’s requirement. As so, taking a CoQ10 supplement has become a popular choice nowadays, to take care of the heart and boost energy. One more tip: consume your CoQ10 supplement after the main meal, preferably during daytime, for better absorption and feel better energy boost!
Keep your heart beating healthily with CoQ10!