Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease

November 22, 2008 by  
Filed under Health Misc.

Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the world and accounts to various hospitalizations and medications of people who suffers such disease. In fact, the American adults suffer the greatest mortality rate for such condition.


There are several ways to lessen, if not prevent, the possibility of experiencing heart problems and that include lifestyle changes and a number of good tips to help you win the fight against heart disease.


Below are tips to reduce your risk for heart disease:


·       Avoid smoking. Smoking is one of the biggest factors for the onset of heart disease. Many cases of heart disease usually result from this vice. So do not start as much as you can and if you do, then do everything you can to quit. The risk of developing heart disease is so high for people who smoke. According to studies, those who stopped smoking and were examined after a few months were seen to have dropped the possibility of heart disease risk by 50%. This is in contrast to people who have never smoked. 5 years after the initial termination of smoking, quitters’ risk is just the same as those who have never smoked in the first place.

·       Eat a balanced diet. Balanced diet is the key to ensure that you are getting all the necessary nutrients you need to prevent the possibility of experiencing heart problems. Avoid consuming too much saturated fat and nitrate (sodium)-containing food products. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables so you can keep your blood pressure at a normal level. By doing this, you are also starting your way to preventing further health problems.

·       Do regular exercise. Spending at least 30 minutes for exercising is good for your heart and your entire body. Numerous studies show that a 10-minute cardiovascular workout and resistance for a day helps you maintain your normal body weight, tone your muscles, and keeps your entire circulation at a good working condition.

·       Go for some relaxation. Yoga and other type of exercises and activities such as going for a spa salon is also a good way to keep your entire circulatory system at a rather good working condition.

·       Get your regular vitamins and minerals dose. If you cannot get it in your diet due to food preference, you may want to go for a substitute: supplemental vitamins. Supplemental vitamins that have omega-3 or vitamin E are very healthy for the heart. Those that have L-carnitine and CoQ10 are also perfect for the heart’s health.


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