The heart belongs to the most significant organs in our body. Heart failure represents one of the most frequent cause of death all around the world. This is the reason why we should strive to keep it healthy. Various activities are beneficial for its function. On the other hand, there are also such that can increase the risk of heart problems.
Not only do heart diseases concern older people or the disabled ones, young people are vulnerable to them as well. All of us are prone to it unless we maintain a healthy lifestyle. In general our health does not benefit from a sedentary lifestyle, frequent stress, the consumption of alcohol, smoking or eating junk food
A wide range of diseases are triggered by not leading a healthy lifestyle. We can definitely mention a heart attack, ischemic heart disease or a stroke. Therefore, there is no doubt that taking care of ourselves is really worth it.
DOS and DON’TS
If either consuming alcohol extensively and frequently or smoking is not your habit, there is at least a list of recommendations that should keep you healthy.
Any physical activity is a prevention of a wide variety of diseases. Idling can trigger health problems. It is essential to find an enjoyable sport and to do it regularly at least 3 times a week. If you have a sedentary job, strive to go to work on foot or to ride a bicycle.
Long-term stress has a detrimental effect on our heart, raise your heart pressure and can cause a heart arrhythmia. A great deal of activities are able to reduce our stress, calm our mind, turn off our brain and get some rest. If meditation is not your cup of tea, there are other alternatives.
Fishing is considered to be one of the alternatives since nature has a harmonizing effect. It is water and its rippling, splashing and plopping that contributes to the feeling of calmness.
Try to develop the habit of calming yourself down whenever you are under stress. Go to nature, relax, get more sleep, confide your worries to your friend or have a massage.
Avoid consuming food that is bad for the heart such as manufactured meat products, smoked meats and also food containing a lot of sugar or artificial sweeteners such as biscuits or sweets. White bread, fried food, and high-sodium foods are unsuitable either.
Sea fish, olive and fish oil, avocado, nuts, fruit and vegetables (mainly leafy, tomatoes, beans) and spices such as cinnamon, ginger or oregano have a beneficial effect on out health. Try to change your habits step by step, eat nuts instead of crisps, fish instead of fried cheese. If you have a sweet tooth, you can consider dark chocolate and from time to time a glass of red wine.