Heart to Heart Talk

According to studies, most heart attacks are the end result of years of silent but progressive coronary artery disease. Meaning one could suddenly succumb to fatal heart attack even without exhibiting symptoms of heart disease. Heart attack is sudden interruption or insufficiency of the supply of blood to the heart. This is due to occlusion or obstruction of a coronary artery. Heart attack is characterized by severe chest pain, medically, termed as myocardial infarction. Myocardial infarction occurs when arteries supplying oxygen to the muscles of the heart is blocked. Heart tissue dies when deprived of oxygen.

Stress is one of the contributors of heart attack. Genetically, if your parents have heart ailments you are also prone to have this kind of disease Studies had shown attitude and healthy life style could prevent this illness. Normally, stress could be managed by exercise to release the tension in our body.

Good eating habit is one way of having a healthy lifestyle. Avoid or lessen from stuffing yourself up with food that could increase your weight. Food loaded with calories must be avoided to prevent from unwanted weight increases. To some who are in their thirties weight increase is something difficult to manage. If you are having difficulty reducing your weight, try to limit food intake with much higher calories. Vegetables and fruits are the best. Should you try some reducing pills make sure to consult your doctor. Some reducing pills could result to palpitations and rapid heart rates.

Another way to manage stress, during your free time, read books, see a movie, go to the mall and have some window shopping. Window shopping enables you to walk some distance without you noticing it. You will never know you had been walking a lot already as you enjoy looking around. Just be sure not to get overwhelm and start to swipe your credit card every time you see an item you like.  Seeing your bill the next time you receive your monthly statement, will make you more stressed.

Outdoor walking is still the best. I suggested window shop walking for those who do not have space at home. For those who live, faraway from open space where they could do outdoor walking. Swimming is another good exercise for the heart. Swimming for at least half an hour thrice a week strengthens the heart, reducing coronary heart disease. When you swim, you do not feel tired easily. Without you knowing, you had been doing several laps already. Caution, swimming gets you hungry. Be mindful of the calories you intake.

Refrain from smoking and heavy drinking.  Smoking clogs arteries as it builds up fatty deposits on the artery walls. Smoking cigarettes is known to contribute to the development of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis occurs when there is narrowing and clogging of the arteries. This clogging of arteries reduces blood supply, and the amount of oxygen available, throughout the body. On the contrary, alcohol makes blood vessels dilate, making the heart pumps more blood to keep the same amount circulating through the rest of the body. This activity of the heart makes it beats faster that could lead to heart failure.

Take care of yourself. Have a tension free and healthy lifestyle. Love your heart. 

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