Keeping Your Heart Healthy

Worried about your heart health but unsure where to start?

One of the world’s leading cardiologists, Dr Boon Lim, has created the go-to guide to keeping your heart in good shape for optimum health.

This concise accessible book covers everything you need to know about improving and maintaining your heart health. From hypertension, cholesterol and inherited cardiac conditions, to chest pain, fainting and stress, Dr Lim draws on his years of knowledge and expertise to offer practical, easy-to-follow advice on:

  • How your heart works
  • High blood pressure and bad cholesterol
  • Heart attack and chest pain
  • Rhythm disorders
  • Fainting
  • Eating and exercising for a healthy heart
  • Striking the balance between stress and rest
  • Holistic heart health

If you’re experiencing heart problems, have high blood pressure or cholesterol, or think you or a loved one might be at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, this book will provide step-by-step tips on how to prevent and reduce heart issues by exercising more, being mindful of your nutrition and diet, and by making smarter, healthier lifestyle choices.

This is the ultimate guide to your heart: how it works, when it struggles, what it needs to work optimally and how you can shape your lifestyle to keep it ticking for a long time.

Keeping Your Heart Healthy by Dr Boon Lim will be published as part of the Penguin Life Experts series, on the 16th September.

In this video series on keeping heart healthy, Dr Boon Lim, author of Keeping Your Heart Healthy, part of the Penguin Life Experts Series, demonstrates with a 30 second ECG recording on his Apple Watch Series 4, how merely slowing your breath (to a 6 sec cycle in and 6 sec cycle out) can have a profound impact on heart rate variability.

In this example, Dr Lim was able to lower his heart rate by 22 beats per minute at the end of a short 30 second breathing exercise. In general, we should learn to start breathing in this healthy and relaxing way more often – this will have a huge impact, not only on heart rate variability patterns, but allow us to destress, and emotionally regulate better too.

If you are more interested in heart rate and heart rate variability over a more prolonged period, please watch this video below, made by the team to illustrate how prolonged slowed and deep breathing exercises done over a longer period for 10-30 minutes can have a more profound impact on the autonomic nervous system.

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