Take Care, My Heart!

Take Care, My Heart!

As a newly nursing board passer, I had my first actual CPR experience (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) on a very dear member of the family.

It was on my grandma who was diagnosed with blockage on the three great vessels of her heart.

Sadly, she did not make it to the hospital.

Weeks after she passed on, I experienced heaviness on my chest.

Worried that I might have the same condition as my grandma, I immediately consulted our family cardiologist.

Good thing that all of the laboratory and imaging tests came out normal.

It was just a muscle pain that would eventually go away. That was according to my doctor.

The heart is one of the vital organs of our body.

Once it has a defect, it may affect the circulation of the blood which is necessary to transport all the nutrients and substances needed by the whole body system.

So how do we take care of it so that it will continue to function well?


Let’s have 3 things to focus on.

Why only three (3)?

The fewer tips we have, the more doable they could be. Simple.

1. Exercise Regularly

The key word here is “regularly”.

Set the time of the day, duration and frequency in a week that you will do it.

As for me, I do a simple head-to-toe exercise in the morning and evening. I allot a total of 15 - 30 minutes everyday.

2. Eat Right

We were taught early in childhood school on the right kind and right amount of foods that are good for our body.

I decided to become vegetarian. I have been on it for four years now.

Because of this, I have to make some adjustments on my diet making sure that I eat plant-based food rich in Iron, Protein and B Complex so that the nutrients in my body will be kept balanced.


3. Have enough Rest, Sleep and Relaxation

Our mind and body also need rest in order not to overheat, just like a working machine.

As we rest our mind and body, we let our cells repair, recharge and regenerate.

Relaxation helps us think clearly and become open to new ideas and possibilities.


The abovementioned tips may work on some; may not work on another. That is why it’s essential to be aware of one’s own overall health condition and needs.

That way, one can determine what is good for him and eventually develop ways to achieve optimum rest and relaxation.

One has to listen to his mind and body and consult an expert if needed.



Set goals. Make a plan. How do I go about it? Then, Act!

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