7 heart health tips to prevent cardiovascular diseases this winter season.

 cardiovascular diseases a global issue, and many factors contribute to it, some of which we can't control.

1. Mediate mindfully. Mediating daily has been known to help reduce stress. Additionally, try to avoid unhealthy coping mechanisms like overeating, drinking or smoking when you are feeling overwhelmed. These will only make things worse in the long run. Mindfulness also helps you maintain the discipline of taking existing medications on time.

2. Avoid excess smoking and alcohol. While enjoying the festivals, it's important to be aware of what you heart needs. Avoid excessive smoking, using smokeless tobacco or being exposed to second hand smoke. These things can reduce the oxygen in your blood leading to increased blood pressure and heart rate.

3. Sleep soundly. A good night sleep is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This is highly underrated. Late nights out celebrating can break havoc on your sleeping patterns and as a result, your body clock whenever possible makes you to get the proper amount of sleep and rest. Lack of sleep can trigger a higher risk of obesity, high blood pressure, heart attack, diabetes. And depression. A healthy sleep cycle refers to at least 7 hours of sleep each night.

4. Take the stairs.  No matter how much rest you give your body during the holidays, it's important to stay active and get at least 30 minutes of exercise everyday. Regular physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of obesity.

5. Eat fresh. A healthy diet, essential all year round, but it's especially important during Indian festivals, when there are often tempting sweets and oily foods everywhere.

6. Read alot. Reading is known to reduce stimulation and make room for thinking deeply about once choices whenever there is a problem you are facing with. There's a book that has an answer. Reading helps us be more present in the moment and aware of our mind and body.

7. Yoga helps. Yoga is believed to help detoxify the body, mitigate chronic fatigue, enhance insurance, improve organ and immune functions.

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