In most developed nations, heart disease is a serious public health concern, yet it is frequently preventable. You may protect your cardiovascular system from damage and prevent heart disease by using natural ways. We'll discuss several natural strategies to prevent heart disease in this article, using evidence from Healthline & WebMD.
To safeguard your cardiovascular system, quitting smoking is the first and most crucial action you can do. Smoking raises the chance of both a heart attack and a stroke, making it a major risk factor for heart disease. One of the most significant risk factor changes one can do to improve their long-term cardiovascular health, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), is quitting smoking. You can stop smoking at any time, and doing so will lower your risk of getting heart disease.
Maintaining a balanced diet will also help to lower your risk of developing heart disease. You can maintain a healthy weight and lower your risk of heart disease by eating a diet low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol and high in fiber-rich foods. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assert that eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is particularly good for your heart. You should also try to avoid processed foods and minimize your sodium intake.
A significant approach to lower your risk of heart disease is through physical activity. Regular physical activity, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), is an important part of cardiovascular health and can lower your risk of heart disease by enhancing your cardiovascular fitness and lowering your blood pressure and stress levels. The American Heart Association (AHA) advises individuals to engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise per week as well as strength training of all major muscle groups at least twice a week.
Your chance of developing heart disease can be decreased by controlling your stress levels. In addition to being associated with a higher risk of stroke and other cardiovascular events, stress is known to exacerbate pre-existing coronary artery disease. According to the American College of Cardiology, practices including progressive muscle relaxation, yoga, and meditation can all help lower stress levels. Additionally, it has been proven that maintaining a social life and spending time with loved ones might improve heart health.
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