How to Have a Strong Heart?
According to researches one of three women in America deal with this or that cardiovascular disease. Despite the sad statistics there’s no reason for feeling depressed at the fact as there are many ways helping reduce risk of developing a heart disease. And here are some of them.
- You can always prevent heart diseases and strokes if you know there’s a risk. Consult your doctor to know what you can do to decrease your chances to develop a cardiovascular disease (CVD). You can easily control some factors increasing you risks choosing optimal diet, exercise. Once you know your risks it will be easier to prevent disease development.
- Mind your weight. American Heart Association claims that women having excess body fat especially round their waists are more subjected to CVD even if these women do not have other risk factors. Besides, extra weight can cause such health issues as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, high triglycerides and diabetes – all contributing to a heart disease. Turn to a licensed specialist to solve the extra fat problem.
- Indulge into movement. Move and shake your body choosing some physical activity to your taste. Exercises do not just burn calories but also help maintain a healthy weight that is good for muscles, bones, brain, heart and mood at last. Find 30 minutes a day for an exercise.
- Do not quit to stress. Long-term stress can damage your health seriously. So find a way to fight it off – choose a balanced diet, practice physical exercises as they relieve stress considerably, get in touch with people who can provide you with emotional support and work out aspects of your life bringing stress.
- Quit smoking. Even a child knows smoking increases risks of illness and death from heart attack, heart stroke or other diseases. American Heart Association claims congenital heart disease (CHD) reduces considerably after two years of quitting.
- Check you cholesterol. High cholesterol levels lead to a heart attack or a heart stroke. Go through a blood test to check LDL or “bad” cholesterol levels. Consult your doctor to lower it.
- Mind your blood pressure. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, causes a heart work faster than what’s normal, it may lead to you r arteries or heart getting injured. Hypertension is responsible for having a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, eye damage, heart failure and atherosclerosis (fatty buildups in the arteries). Practice regular exercises, fight stress to decrease blood pressure.
- Check your heart regularly. While Western countries deal with obesity and diabetes on a large scale, the problem touching children and adolescents as well, it is vital to to have regular medical checkups. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention death from heart diseases rates for people with diabetes are from two to four times higher. Even having high blood pressure and high cholesterol increase the risk.
- Quit contraceptive pills (if you’re a woman).
They can raise your blood pressure and you already know hypertension put your heart health at risk. If you take oral contraceptives and smoke, have high cholesterol, extra weight and diabetes then the risks are even higher.