As can be expected from an organ responsible for getting blood throughout the body, the root of heart disease is when that blood flow is blocked. Certain risk factors make some people more likely to have heart disease; people with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes are more prone to heart disease than the ones without these conditions.
Healthy lifestyle and peaceful mind is not something people can expect in this fast moving world. But by adopting the healthy lifestyle today, you can avoid heart problems in the future. Your choices can influence your heart health. A positive lifestyle changes can greatly reduce your chance of heart disease which include the factors like:
Exercise and weight loss management. An exercise routine is a very important factor in the prevention of heart diseases. Excess weight means that there are larger chances of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Physical activity or everyday exercise can help reduce your weight by pulling down the blood pressure and blood glucose with it. The fact that it bumps up the level of good cholesterol also reduces the risk of heart diseases. However, even shorter amounts of exercise than these recommendations can offer heart benefits.
Healthy Diet. Maintaining a good diet can reduce your risk for heart disease. The best diet plan is to consume all kinds of healthy food. Foods that can reduce the risk of heart disease include beans, fish, green tea and other low-fat sources of protein like fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Avoid Tobacco, Nicotine and Other Drugs. The most crucial step you can take to lower your risk of heart disease is to quit smoking or tobacco. Chemicals found in these drugs can damage the heart, blood vessels and arteries. Nicotine in cigarette smoke narrows the blood vessels making it harder for the heart to function normally. The heart does not receive enough oxygen and increases the risk of heart disease.
Read the labels carefully. While shopping for grocery, one can check for the ingredients such as sodium, sugar, and fat. This helps you to understand about what you are eating and avoid ingredients which are responsible for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar.
Stress Management. Stress affects everyone in different ways. Stress can cause sleep loss, pain, and headaches, and can exhaust the body. Chronic stress can cause the heart to work harder. This can worsen any other risk factors for heart disease you may have. So, letting go of worries through exercise or yoga can contribute to a healthier and more relaxed lifestyle.
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