So as promised courtesy of myheart ke app in this blog post we will share a little bit of what we should avoid in order to keep our hearts safe from cardiovascular diseases.this is also part of what we talked about at Kasarani Hall Academy.
myheart ke app is an application developed by Stowelink inc that provides the best of cardiovascular health and well being and below are five things to avoid if you want a healthy heart.
Leaving hostility and depression unchecked
Are you feeling stressed, hostile, or depressed? It can take a toll on your heart.
While everyone feels this way some of the time, how you handle these emotions can affect your heart health. “Those likely to internalize stress are in greater danger; research has shown a benefit to laughter and social support,”
Drinking (too much) alcohol
Sure, studies suggest a small amount of alcohol may be good for your heart. Alas, too many over-imbibe.
Excess alcohol is linked to a greater risk of high blood pressure, high levels of blood fats, and heart failure. In addition, the extra calories can lead to weight gain, a threat to heart health.
Being overweight is a major risk factor for heart disease.
Try to eat less, avoid oversize portions, and replace sugary drinks with water.
Assuming you’re not at risk
Cardiovascular disease—including stroke, heart disease, and heart failure—claims more lives in the United States than any other illness, including cancer.
“Don’t assume you’re not at risk,”
High blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes, being overweight, and smoking are all risk factors that should be kept in check.
Smoking or living with a smoker
Sure, you’ve heard it a million times before: Don’t smoke. But it bears repeating.
“Smoking is a total disaster for your heart,” says Dr. Ostfeld. Smoking promotes blood clots, which can block blood flow to the heart, and contributes to plaque buildup in the arteries.
It’s also a smart bomb aimed at everyone around you, Dr. Ostfeld says. In fact, about 46,000 nonsmokers who live with a smoker die from heart disease each year because of secondhand smoke.
And there we go lets keep our hearts safe and healthy
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