A flaming engine. How to keep your heart healthy?
A heart is one of the most important human organs, it is the pump that ‘pumps’ the blood around your body. The health of your organs and body systems depend on the proper function of a heart and the whole cardiovascular system. This is also important for a person’s life expectancy.
A number of factors that affect the function of the heart are known to everyone: heredity, gender and age of a person, however, these are not the only risk criteria. Stress conditions, malnutrition, decreased mobility and a bad environment have an impact on your heart and need constant monitoring, but unfortunately, most often we do not pay any attention to this. A malfunction of our ‘engine’ is primarily caused by our bad habits: eating too much fatty, fried, spicy and salty foods, sweets, caffeinated beverages (coffee and tea) and alcohol.
Heart pains, shortness of breath, dyspnoea and a fast pulse in a resting state – having at least one of those systems should give you a reason to see a cardiologist. These conditions cause the heart to ‘suffocate’. The heart muscle must receive the necessary nutrition and remove toxic substances. At higher intensity training, you must supply your body with vitamins, potassium and magnesium; and in case of heart conditions – help your heart to stay saturated with oxygen.
At present, all over the world the word ‘disease’ stay behind. More and more people think about disease prevention methods and turn to healthy lifestyles, which is easily done in practice: eat right, get enough sleep, work at a job which can bring you the maximum benefits, make your life comfortable and pleasing by dealing with people that make you happy.
In order to maintain a healthy heart, you should follow these 5 simple rules:
1. Don’t smoke
2. Watch your diet. It should be varied; eliminate the consumption of foods high in sugar and fat.
3. Exercise. It is necessary to engage in activities at least 2-3 times a week for 40-60 minutes.
4. Measure your blood pressure. If your blood pressure constantly changes – it is a serious reason to consult a cardiologist.
5. Measure your cholesterol levels (especially after the age of 40).
It is easier to prevent diseases than to deal with the consequences when it is too late. Stay healthy!