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Care For Your Heart – Modify Heart Disease Risk Factors

Heart Disease

Did you know that more than 600,000 Americans die of heart disease yearly?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases (CDs) claim approximately 17.9 million lives yearly, making them the leading cause of death globally. These deaths occur as strokes, heart attacks, or premature deaths below 70 years of age.

It is even more intriguing that behavioral risk factors are the top causes of heart disease.

Therefore, this year, intending to support Americans living with Cardiovascular conditions, Livewell home health focuses on spreading the word through tips that will ensure behavioral discipline. Including one day-to-day living for a better, healthier life from susceptible attack of heart diseases.

How to modify the lifestyle risk factors associated with heart disease:

1. Adjust the Diet Pattern

Always choose nutritious food!

Salt is one of the accelerators of heart disease. In addition, there is also a need to minimize sugar intake in the body. You could decide to either take saltless food or one with less salt.

Also, as one balances calorie intake, do physical activities to help your body stay fit and healthy. In addition to moderating calorie intake, one must limit their intake of saturated fat and cholesterol.

Last but not least, the consumption of alcohol in moderation is critical.

2. Be physically fit

Do both moderate-intensity and vigorous-intensity physical activities. For instance, 150 minutes per week for moderate intensity and 75 minutes per week for vigorous intensity—and both combinations as well—and 30 minutes for seven days of workouts would also enhance great fitness.

All patients are encouraged to have moderate-intensity aerobics, for instance, walking daily, supplemented by flexibility training to increase their daily lifestyle.

3. Avoid too much stress

Stress is also a significant contributor to the effects of heart disease.

According to research in an article by Texas Heart, it is stated that emotional stress increases blood pressure. Thus, the heart needs more oxygen, accelerating ischemia; insufficient rich blood in the tissues; or chest pains. In addition, the outcomes of stress lead to the release of adrenaline hormones which injure arteries and increase blood clotting this heart attack.

 Ideally, people react differently to stress. Others start smoking or smoke more; others overeat to feel relieved, then enhance risk factors.

4. Educate yourself more often

Learning about this killer disease daily is crucial whether you are a patient or have not yet contracted heart disease. Reading about heart disease, finding a buddy to share more of the best ways to keep healthy this season, researching, writing about your experiences, and going all-out to avoid any stress is very critical.

Learn and share! This ensures you are knowledgeable enough to avoid any challenges that might occur unknowingly. In addition, knowledge will help you help others affected by the disease.

5. Practice self-love

 In an article by Standards Home Health, research by the AHA explains that loving yourself helps one live a healthy lifestyle, preventing heart diseases. One is willing and able to avoid smoking, enjoy being physically active and fit, maintain a healthy weight, and go for checkups on blood sugar and cholesterol levels, among other healthy lifestyles.

Livewell encourages every person to ensure they prioritize their hearts during this season.