A good sex life is good for the heart: it burns around five calories per minute, gets your heart rate up and exercises muscles all over your body. Photo: Alamy

Five heart health tips to lower your resting heart rate, from sex and salsa to eating Brussels sprouts

  • For every beat your resting heart rate is above 70 per minute, your life expectancy is shortened by four months, one expert says
  • Tips for a healthier heart include yoga, eating foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and a good sex life – why not start this Valentine’s Day?
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A good sex life is good for the heart: it burns around five calories per minute, gets your heart rate up and exercises muscles all over your body. Photo: Alamy
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Mick Tsang and Tina Choi were overweight and it was affecting their health. They decided to lose weight together, and with help from clubs and friends the pounds started falling off. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Food was their passion, and their problem: how overweight couple lost 59kg in a year and ran a half marathon

  • She was a 91kg bride, then a 111kg hermit, while he was 113kg and flirting with diabetes, when they took on a 10-day ‘lean and tone’ challenge
  • They learned about wise meal portions and healthy food choices, and began exercising; key to their success has been the support of friends
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Mick Tsang and Tina Choi were overweight and it was affecting their health. They decided to lose weight together, and with help from clubs and friends the pounds started falling off. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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