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10 Healthy Habits for People Living With AFib

NewLifeOutlook TeamNewLifeOutlook Team
Aug 9, 2016 | 1408 views

If you have atrial fibrillation, you know taking medication and seeing your doctor are key to your treatment plan.

But did you know you can improve your health with just a few lifestyle adjustments? Watch the video above to learn about 10 healthy habits for people living with AFib, or read the written summary below.

Track Your Blood Pressure

AFib increases your risk of heart failure and stroke, so keeping track of your blood pressure should be a priority so you can maintain healthy levels.

Eat Well

Opt for nutritious, plant-based diet to decrease inflammation, hypertension, and unhealthy cholesterol, and to maintain a healthy weight.

Avoid Injury

You are likely on blood thinners, so ensure you take care and reduce your risk of bleeding and injury.

Manage Stress

Stress can cause episodes of AFib, so take a look at your life and take steps to reduce the stressors.

Have a Glass of Red Wine

Good news! A glass of red wine every day can help relax you and improve your circulation.

Try Heart-Healthy Herbs

Garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper, hawthorn, dandelion leaf, and olive leaf can all help with circulation.

Exercise

Exercise reduces stress and inflammation, improves cardiovascular health, and promotes wellbeing overall.

Don’t Smoke

Avoid cigarettes and any products with tobacco, as they cause blood vessels to constrict and harden, and increases blood pressure.

Get Outside

Studies show that spending time in nature is good for your health.
Get Regular Checkups

See your health care provider regularly for testing and to ensure you’re managing your condition properly.

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