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Yoga and Diet Helped Reduce my resting heart rate

Yoga to lower heart rate

A mix of Yoga, walking, and diet helped reduce my resting heart. In a span of 3 days, my resting heart rate reduced from 72 to 65.

Routine to lower heart rate

The routine included the following

  • 5 AM – Wake up
  • 6 AM – Shatkarmas including Jal Neti, Kunjal, Enema
  • 7 AM – 8 AM: Yoga
  • 8 AM: Breakfast. Breakfast included Almonds, Raisins, Fruits, Tea, and something light (Poha, Upma)
  • 12 PM: Lunch. Included Dal, Vegetables, Roti, Soup, Fruits
  • 5 PM: Tea
  • 5:30 PM: 45-minute Meditation session
  • 7 PM – Dinner

One of the important things about the diet was that it was low in salt. I’ve managed to sustain it since then. My resting heart rate since then has slightly increased to 67. I’ve also lost a lot of weight in the process.

Yoga has numerous health benefits. One of the most significant and important health benefits of Yoga especially Hatha Yoga is the benefits on heart health. Another key factor is salt intake and the sugar that we have.

Salt and life expectancy

I came across this very interesting piece on the average life expectancy of the Japanese and how it improved over the last 5-6 decades. In the early 1960 life expectancy in Japan was the lowest among G7 countries. It was also the time they consumed 14.5 grams of salt per day. The Japanese now eat around 9 grams of salt per day now. This coupled with other factors in their diet including low consumption of red meat, and high consumption of plant foods such as soybeans and tea has helped improve life expectancy.

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