5 Habits to Prevent Heart Disease
Cardiovascular disease, a term that encompasses both heart disease and stroke, has been the leading cause of death worldwide for decades, accounting for about a third of all deaths.
If you stick to an unhealthy routine, the disease will come sooner and more severely. Here are some suggestions for building heart-friendly habits.
Change Your Eating Habits
In this day and age of processed foods, it's so important to eat heart-healthy. As a result, groups like the American Heart Association not only emphasize the importance of eating lean and advise you on which foods to choose to get there, but even prepare recipes for you.
The emphasis is on fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and lean meats. Changing your eating habits can instantly reduce your weight and improve your vital signs - and you'll feel better
Exercise improves your cardiac output and prevents heart disease
Exercising has the same effect. Different types of exercise do different things for you. For example, lifting weights strengthens muscles and bones. The best cardio exercises, on the other hand, are the ones that get your lungs and heart pumping - the cardio exercises. Think brisk walks, running, biking, basketball or tennis, even rowing.
As mentioned above, eating right and exercising can reduce obesity - a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Researchers at the University of Glasgow in Scotland found that middle-aged men who are overweight have a 60 percent higher risk of dying from a heart attack than men of average weight, even when checked for cholesterol, high blood pressure and other risk factors.
Annual Health Check-up
High cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar also increase the likelihood of dying from a heart attack. Get regular check-ups so your doctor can help you reduce these risks if they're too high. Remember that such risks rarely go away on their own. If anything, they will increase over time. So get them checked out at least once a year—or more often if your doctor recommends it.
Say No To Smoking
Most of us know that smoking increases the risk of developing certain types of cancer. Studies have shown that the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease more than doubles. So please break these habits.
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