8 Steps to Prevent Heart Disease
Simple dietary changes and few lifestyle alterations can go long way in ensuring a healthy and happy heart. Heart diseases claim lives of 600,000 Americans every year – risk factors being many from genetics to obesity. Take these simple steps towards preventing heart diseases.
1. You can lower the risk of heart disease by exercising regularly. Once you hit menopause the likelihood of your blood pressure and cholesterol level going up is more. Have strength training, heavy cardiovascular workout 4 times a week and 35 minute of muscle-training workout at least 3 days a week for a healthy heart.
2. Take long walks after dinner. Take staircase instead of elevators and escalators.
Include lot of vegetables, salads, lentils, beans, soy, salmon and nuts in your diet. Avoid frozen or canned food, red meats and instant heat-and-eat products. They tend to have more salt content which is not good for your heart.
3. Reduce the intake of salt in your diet and watch your blood pressure regularly.
4. Give up smoking as it provides major health risk.