One is never too old – or too young – to take care of the heart.
A research study says heart attacks and diseases are the number one killer in the United States. And with the help of advanced studies, a lot of measures have been discovered to prevent heart attack and heart disease. Add up these small changes to your daily routine, and you’ll get a powerful dose of heart disease prevention – no coronary care units or intra-aortic balloon pumps required!
Healthy Eating Habits
Eating healthy food is a key to preventing yourself from a lot of diseases. It is known to many that eating food items that are low in saturated fat, trans-fat and sodium is good for you. As a part of a healthy diet, include lots of fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, salads, fiber-rich whole grains and protein-rich items like eggs and fish. Go for low-fat dairy products and limit sugar as much as you can.
A lack of exercise will lead to fat accumulation, which can further lead to obesity. Studies indicate that walking 2-3 miles a day is optimal for good health and to maintain an active lifestyle. Exercise helps more than just burning calories. It activates the cells and genes that are beneficial to health in other ways. For example, yoga is another way to curb your anxiety and the effects of depression.
This is the first thing to avoid. Smoking can lead you to many other major health problems besides heart disease; along with the heart, it affects other organs of your body too. Your smoking habit can also lead your family into major health problems by getting exposed to second-hand smoke.
Maintain a Healthy Blood Pressure
High blood pressure—better known as hypertension—is a silent killer as it attacks most individuals’ bodies without showing any symptoms. High blood pressure causes the wear and tear of the delicate inner lining of your blood vessels. The higher your blood pressure, the greater the risk. Genetics and increasing age raise these risks. Take less stress, and invest in a cuff-meter and measure your blood pressure every day.
With medical science evolving every day, there are many treatments and solutions which are being discovered to reduce the risk of heart attacks. However, do not believe on any random advertisements or announcements. Consult your doctor regularly and share every detail about the problems affecting your body in your daily routine.
Monthly Body Check-Ups
Schedule an appointment with your physician every month and go through required diagnosis for better health and body awareness.
You can avoid heart problems in the future by being more aware, adopting a healthy lifestyle, and visiting your doctor regularly. At AngletonER, we have a panel of expert Cardiologists to treat you and see you as soon as you check in because – We Care About You.