Did you know…?
When we listen to music, our heartbeat adjusts to the rhythm of the sounds. Classical music, for example, lowers our pulse and blood pressure, while activating music speeds up our heartbeat.
When two people in love look into each other’s eyes for three minutes, their heartbeats synchronise.
1. To stir brings blessing
Regular exercise is the basis for a healthy and strong heart. Physical activity increases our pulse rate, as the body needs to be better supplied with oxygen. When we are physically active on a regular basis, the heart muscle adapts to the higher load, with a positive consequence: when we are at rest, our pulse and blood pressure drop and the heart is less stressed. But don’t worry: you don’t have to become a top athlete. About two and a half hours of exercise a week or 20 to 30 minutes a day is enough to strengthen your heart and keep it healthy. Sports such as swimming, cycling, Nordic walking, jogging, hiking or strength training are particularly suitable.
With regular physical exertion, our body inevitably needs more nutrients. Our high-quality vitality products support you specifically in building up your muscles, your endurance and your concentration, for example our protein product MyAMINO® with the world’s highest protein nutritional value of 99 percent and a nitrogen waste value of only 1 percent!
2. Put an end to fat belly and overweight
It has been proven that being heavily overweight even at a younger age promotes the development of cardiovascular diseases and thus also heart failure. Belly fat is particularly harmful for our heart. A normal body weight – with a BMI between 18.5 and 24 – is a good prerequisite for a healthy and strong heart. A healthy abdominal circumference is also important. This should not exceed 94 cm for men and 80 cm for women.
The ideal basis for a healthy weight reduction or weight control without yoyo effect and hunger pangs is the ketogenic diet in combination with our MyAMINO®. The ketogenic diet relies on a consistently low-carbohydrate diet, which permanently relieves and thus strengthens the metabolism and heart. The targeted protein supply with MyAMINO® promotes the body’s own detoxification and purification process and at the same time gives you a pleasant feeling of satiety.
You can find out more in our article “Successfully and permanently lose weight” and in the eBook Healthy, lean and fit by Dr. Heinz Reinwald with many recipe ideas, practical everyday tips and background information on our metabolism programme.
3. Get a breath of fresh air regularly
Spending time outdoors is not only good for the mind and soul, it is also good for the heart. This is because it needs enough oxygen to be able to work healthily and vigorously. In addition, the daylight outside boosts vitamin D production via our skin and activates the nerve messenger serotonin, which brightens our mood.
Our highly effective vital complex VitaDK plus reliably supplies you with vitamins D3 and K2 as well as the important co-factors magnesium, zinc and boron for optimal effectiveness and bioavailability all year round. You can find out more about the sun vitamin in our article Vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin for the whole year
4. Take a deep breath
Most of us have got into the habit of breathing incorrectly: we breathe too short and shallowly and only lift our chest. The result: our cells are not supplied with enough oxygen, which can damage the heart in the long run. In addition, too much carbon dioxide is retained in the organism, a metabolic product of our body. The more consciously and deeply we breathe and the longer the pauses between the individual breaths, the more the heart rate decreases, which in turn has a positive effect on our health and life expectancy. We recommend the book by Ralph Skuban: The Buteyko Method.
5. Support the body’s own detoxification…
Each of us takes in a multitude of environmental toxins and harmful environmental influences every day, through food, breathing or the skin. These also have an impact on the health of our heart. This is because our cardiovascular system and our breathing have to work hard to transport these toxins out of the body again. Therefore, it is also very important for our heart that we regularly support and relieve our body’s own detoxification system. Our dr.reinwald metabolic programme has been specially designed to support the body’s ability to detoxify without being additionally burdened by the released harmful substances. To do this, we rely on specially developed preparations that have been confirmed in studies to have a high binding power for unwanted substances and that act at various levels.
… with the dr.reinwald vital products
PektiCLEAN® micro works at the level of the body’s cells and is ideal, for example, for dissolving, binding and excreting heavy metals. ChitosaCLEAN and PlastiCLEAN are gut-active, with the vegan PlastiCLEAN additionally having specific binding properties for problematic substances such as microplastics.
You can find more vital products to support the body’s own detoxification in our Detox & Cleansing theme world. In the exciting video Detox Concepts in Comparison with Dr. Heinz Reinwald you will learn more about the consequences of not “properly” detoxing and how you should do it better.
6. Sleep yourself fit and healthy
Healthy sleep is important so that our organism can regenerate sufficiently. During the night’s rest, heart rate and blood pressure drop, and our heart can also recover. In addition to sufficient sleep – between six and nine hours depending on the type – and regular sleeping times, sleep should also be truly restorative. A cool, quiet and darkened room and not using electronic devices in the bedroom can support this. By the way: It has been found that a regular afternoon nap of about 20 minutes can further reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Our pineal gland is responsible for the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. With the targeted supply of nutrients such as magnesium, boron and selenium – as for example in our Active H® night – you can stimulate your pineal gland and thus the formation of melatonin in a gentle and effective way. You can find out more about the small gland in our brain and its importance for our sleep-wake rhythm in our article The pineal gland – the dazzling clock generator of the inner clock.
7. Strengthen your heart muscle with protein
Proteins are the primary building material of our cells. Proteins, which consist of amino acids, are also absolutely vital for the development and functioning of our muscles. In the case of a protein deficiency, our body reduces valuable muscle mass, and heart diseases such as cardiac arrhythmia or cardiac insufficiency can be the result. That’s why you should make sure you have a sufficient supply of high-quality proteins.
With MyAMINO® we have developed a protein product that is unique in the world, with which you can supply your body with a high proportion of highly pure amino acids with almost no nitrogen loss (< 1%) and without digestive end products in the intestine. This not only relieves the liver and kidneys, but also the digestion and cardiovascular system. In our article you will learn more reasons why amino acids are so important: Why amino acids are so important for our body.
8. Smoking harms the heart
Smoking promotes the narrowing of the arteries and impairs the transport of oxygen to the heart. It is therefore one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular diseases such as strokes and heart attacks. But it is never too late to quit, and every smoke-free day makes our hearts happy.
Anyone who stops smoking should at the same time support their body in expelling the harmful substances.
Our vitality product of choice is PektiCLEAN® micro! With 100 % natural pectin ballast, it has an enormously high degree of effectiveness in dissolving, binding and expelling the unwanted substances and works directly in the serum and at cell level.
9. De-stress and decelerate your life
Our heart reacts very sensitively to external influences. This also applies to stress, of course. High blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, heart attacks or other cardiovascular diseases can be the result of permanent overload and excessive demands. Because our heart needs sufficient rest to be able to beat powerfully and fitly even in old age. For heart health, this means: reducing stress, slowing down everyday life and balancing it out with regular rest breaks.
Our PerfectANTI-OXIDANT triple complex with a unique combination of the highly effective antioxidants Active Hydrogen in Active H® and fat- and water-soluble vitamin C, astaxanthin, coenzyme Q10, zinc, glutathione, vitamins A+E and Active H® in EyeCQ is our daily booster for stressful times. Learn more about the world of antioxidants and their secret star, active hydrogen, in our article Antioxidants: Our internal “rust-proofing agent”.
10. Healthy fats: omega-3 fatty acids
Another building block for a healthy heart is unsaturated fatty acids. Above all, essential omega-3 fatty acids, which belong to the group of polyunsaturated fatty acids, protect against arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure and other cardiovascular diseases. The omega-3 fatty acids DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) are particularly important. You can find them mainly in nuts and fatty sea fish such as salmon, herring, mackerel or anchovies, as well as in certain algae.
To be on the safe side when it comes to omega-3 supply, we recommend vegan algae oil capsules such as our AlgaeDHA – consisting of EPA and DHA. You can find more information in our article “So much for fattening up – slim with fish oil”.
11. Nattokinase, the secret tip for heart and vessels
A real insider tip for cardiovascular health is nattokinase. Natto, a traditional dish made from fermented cooked soybeans, has been served as an everyday dish in Japan for thousands of years and is used as a remedy for cardiovascular diseases. The protein-splitting enzyme nattokinase is extracted from natto and does not contain any soy itself. It is considered a natural blood thinner because it can dissolve blood clots and thus improve blood flow.
Our enzyme product NattoZYM plus combines the clot-promoting properties of nattokinase with the blood-cleansing effects of dandelion – the ideal combination for protecting your cardiovascular system. You can find out more exciting information about the important role of enzymes in our body in our article Enzymes – sparks for health and well-being.