Keep your Heart protected from Heart Attacks
The best way to avoid or prevent a heart attack is by keeping yourself active and healthy. The point of crisis arises when you fail to find yourself that time for yourself. In the fast paced world of today, hectic schedule has become the state of normalcy. At Jehangir we understand that and try to provide our patients with daily negligible activities to strike a balance between your bodily needs and your hectic lifestyle.
Here are 5 ways to keep your heart protected from heart attacks:
1. Use of tobacco in any form is harmful – Smoking that has been an aspect as old as human civilization is one of the most harmful factors for developing heart diseases. Chemical in the tobacco damages your heart and blood vessels leading to the narrowing of your arteries that eventually leads to a heart attack. Smokeless tobacco and low –tar nicotine cigarettes are as harmful as normal ones readily available in the market. Not only the chemicals but also the carbon monoxide in cigarettes reduces the amount of oxygen in your blood that forces your heart to work harder thereby increasing your blood pressure that also leads to a heart attack. The good news is, when you quit smoking the risk drops down with an immediate affect and no matter how much you have smoked earlier does not matter to that extent. So quit today!
2. Exercise 30 minutes on Weekdays and not Weekends – there is no point exercising just for the sake of it, regular exercise keeps you fit and your blood circulation normal for the heart to work normally. A daily regime of 30 minutes of intense or moderate activity on weekdays keeps you physically active, maintains your weight and decreases the risk of a fatal heart disease.
3. Eat to stay healthy not full- eating nutritious diet at proper intervals or maintaining a DASH Diet – Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Maintaining a DASH Diet often is a healthier option than any other as the food comprising the diet includes low fat dairy products, fruits and vegetable along with whole grains instead of starch.
4. Maintain a healthy weight - As you put on weight in adulthood, your weight gain is mostly fat rather than muscle. This excess weight can lead to conditions that increase your chances of heart disease — high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes care in pune.
5. Keep a track of your regular health checkups - A regular health checkup is mandatory for all age group. It is a misconception that people over the age of 40 require regular checkups, early detection is always better than cure. Your regular checkup regime should include checking the following:
- Blood Pressure
- Cholesterol Levels
- Diabetes Screening
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