The risk of heart diseases is increasing gradually. Sedentary lifestyle, poor eating habits, and physical inactivity are major contributors to the increased risk of heart diseases. To reduce risk, there is a need to keep the heart fit and healthy.
Here is how:
• Focus on physical activities:
Staying physically active is very important for the good health of your heart. Indulge yourself in physical activities like jogging, brisk walking and make it a part of your daily schedule. You can also start playing some outdoor sports like badminton, table tennis etc.
• Say No to Alcohol:
Alcohol consumption increases the risk of many medical conditions including heart attack. Say cheers to a glass of juice and avoid alcohol as much as possible.
• Quit Smoking:
Smoking opens the door to a number of diseases. People who smoke poses a large risk of heart attack. So, try to reduce smoking slowly and remember, if you don’t smoke, never do.
• Keep a check on cholesterol levels:
High levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) can cause a heart attack. Reduce your cholesterol level by cutting down the saturated fat intake (milk, ghee, meat etc. Physical activities and weight management also help in reducing the cholesterol levels.
• Eat healthy:
Fried food adds unnecessary fats and calories and levels up the blood cholesterol. Avoid oily food and include and a lot of leafy vegetables, grains, fruits etc. in your diet. By using low-fat ingredients you can make your favorite recipes healthy and tasty.
• Knowledge and awareness:
The lack of knowledge about the causes and symptoms of heart diseases can be a potential risk. Try to gather information about heart health through friends, family as well as online sources. For any assistance and queries, consult a cardiac expert. For further assistance regarding diagnosis and treatment contact our cardiac expert.