Oops! I’m not talking about broken hearts that need mending, okay?! I am here to remind you of the possibility of being a candidate to a heart disease. THIS IS A MUST READ POST, FRIENDS.
I see a lot of people nowadays, that have little concern to those factors that might lead to a heart problem. Remember that it is better to be on PREVENTION THAN CURE! Because the moment you have it, there will be no turning back. You have to bear with all the medications, the adjustments you have to go through and, in connection, will be the cost this entails.
And so be thankful if:
1. You are female. Because the male species are genetically more at risk than female.
2. Your lineage does not have a history of a heart problem. I’m sure you will agree that this is one inheritance nobody wants to inherit.
3. You are not belonging to the at risk age of 40 and above.
Be reminded though that those above mentioned are those that we have no control over. Therefore, we are not to blame for that. However, there are factors that may contribute to the said risk that lays in our hand. It will all depend on us to be wary of it…to get as far away as we can. That is IF you do not want to have this killer disease.
If so, you must then:
1. Avoid smoking. Consult any cardiologist and that’s the very first thing they will ask you to
do without, because as we often hear, cigarette smoking is dangerous to your health.
Second hand smoke included if you’re amongst smokers, as well as when exposed to
2. Keep moving, because overweight and obesity is a major factor. Have an exercise routine
that you enjoy. Do not be a couch potato, nor should you be on a sedentary lifestyle.
Exercise need not be strenuous. It just has to be regularly done to burn the energy input.
An added benefit is for metabolism (or burning of energy). Find an exercise that suits
your capability and preference, not because it is the“in” thing. Motivate yourself with
friends or companions to keep you going. Nevertheless, be sure to confer with a physician
prior to any sudden change of lifestyle to assure you that you will not burden your heart in
any case that you are not aware of it fullest potential.
3. Exercise and diet always go together to achieve a healthy life. It is then advisable to also
consult with a dietitian for appropriate dietary advices and modifications. This may seem
of less significance to others, but these professionals can guide you in achieving your
desirable body weight consequently, at the same time ensuring balance intake of nutrients
and vitamins that your body needs. One does not have to be sick to see Dietitians…but of
course, they are especially needed if and when there is already a health problem.
4. Minimize drinking to occasionally. NOT EVERYDAY IS AN OCCASION PLEASE! And be
reminded that these drinks have calories as well. Personally, if asked, I allow red wine.
5. Rest. The right amount of sleep is also necessary. Even the time of the day that one
sleeps matter because day time sleep is not as sufficient as night time sleep. Notice the
differential pay given to those on night shifts; and the high rate of sickness from them than
those day workers. That is because it is not the same quality of sleep that you get at night
and at day time. Thus, Quality and Quantity is relevant.
Now, it is not as hard as you think, right? Whenever you feel that it is…just think as to how you will suffer if you have a heart disease. You will be taking pill after pill, there will be total restrictions to scrumptious food instead of minimizing, too strenuous fun activities you will have to forego, the need to have more funds for the cost of medicines and possible hospitalizations, having to ensure more that you are prepared to meet your Maker anytime…well, we really have to be prepared all the time any way. The thing is…why suffer when you can prevent it with just some teeny bit of changes? Who agrees?