Heart diseases starts at home, and are very common these days due to unhealthy eating habits. It is also dependent & can be controlled on everyday habits that needs strict monitoring. It’s not like common cold, but it’s the No. 1 killer amongst Canadian men & women, and this is mainly because of eating habits. Reducing the risk for heart disease in both men & women should be the No.1 priority.
According to the stats, there is a heart attack every 40 seconds in the USA. While in Canada where the population is comparatively too low, the time is at least 30-40 seconds higher. Although like Americans, Canadians are also too much into junk food and unhealthy eating habits. Preventing & reducing heart diseases depends entirely on the attitude of individuals towards their health. What’s important is how much concerned you are yourself for your own health. Showing the dedication level for example for a daily running routine. Furthermore, for a stomach exercise that you do everyday shows your commitments with your heart.
WALKING EVERYDAY- A ROUTINE THAT COUNTS:
Research has proved that walking every day, at least 60-70 minutes per day helps a great deal in improving your heart condition & reducing heart-related risks. Significantly, being one of the first defence against heart disease. Regarded as best for heart diseases are ‘CV’ or Cardiovascular exercises. It is highly convenient as you can do it outdoors as well as indoors with a treadmill.
Using the stopwatch or a calorie calculator will help you monitor your daily walk & how close you are from your goals of weight loss. It is a less intense exercise as compared to hiking, jogging or cycling, and you just need your trainers and your watch. Best suited to those who are overweight and need to balance and slowly cut down their fat, as instructed by their doctors. You can switch to the next level of Cardiovascular i.e. jogging or cycling slowly, but initiating your exercise with a walk will definitely give positive results.
If you are a regular smoker than you should slowly cut your smoking habits & eventually quit smoking. How it is dangerous for your heart? Smoking regularly generates Tar, which blocks the heart arteries and makes a smoker prone to heart diseases. In youth it’s manageable, however, as you grow older it can be hazardous for your health. According to researchers smoking after 45 will hurt you more in terms of health issues and heart diseases comes on top of the list.
KEEPING STRESS LEVELS LOW:
Keeping the stress levels low will definitely improve your heart conditions and will prove to be good enough in terms of the long term effects. Scientists have observed a strong relationship between stress and heart health. The relationship of heart diseases is highly linked up with family issues & work or business related problems. Businessman and tycoons have the tendency to get stress due to business losses & unexpected market behaviours. The best thing is to stay calm & have an active routine at work. According to researchers, the identification of a unique form of heart disease known as stress cardiomyopathy. Importantly, known as a stress related disease with another name i.e. ‘Broken heart syndrome’. The only solution according to doctors is staying fit & happy and avoid stress related issues while reducing the identified risks.
PRIORITISE YOUR SLEEP:
According to sleep researchers & scientists sleep deprivation has been identified as a huge risk factor for heart diseases. This can lead to insomnia & sleep related problems & higher risks for CV events also known as cardiovascular events. Insomnia, hypersomnia and sleep apnea have also been linked to the cause of heart diseases, therefore, it’s necessary to find a balance between having a good night sleep & sleeping hours. Also, the quality of sleep is also vital to control heart related issues. Sleep deprivation also causes people to make poor food choices and lacking motivation for exercises.
HAVING REGULAR CHECK-UPS:
If you are having heart issues, make sure you have regular check-ups with your doctor. Getting a blood panel is the best way to control & monitor your heart issues. The blood panel is for checks for cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar & other important health makers. At-least regularly checking your blood pressure with an at-home monitor will keep you aware of your heart condition. This is the best way you can identify changing patterns over a defined span of time.