Are You At Risk for Heart Disease?
Posted on December 20, 2010
There are a variety of factors that predispose you to heart disease. Your family history forms the genetic base while your surroundings and habits form the lifestyle base. Healthy habits and thoughts that allow for peaceful living are the key to heart health. Understand the effect of your thoughts on heart health in addition to correcting the lifestyle factors surrounding you. Treat your lifestyle as a set of habit patterns that can be altered to avert heart disease and enjoy an active life with good heart health.
If either or both of your parents are patients of heart disease, you will be
genetically predisposed to developing the same problems. You can control the
genetic factors by involving yourself in exercise and a heart health appropriate
diet plan. Choose any exercise that includes stretching and warm-ups as a part
of the plan.
Age and sex
Men tend to be more prone to heart disease, than women. It has long been maintained that men above the age of forty need to be conscious of heart health. Changing lifestyles and habits that include sedentary work and overeating, television watching and eating are reducing the age at which the disease makes itself apparent at a young age. It is wise to be conscious of heart health early on.
Stress results primarily from your mental and emotional reactions to events. A stressed person tends to see circumstances as beyond their control. This leads to a surge of chemicals every time the brain registers a fear or flee situation. If your heart rate increases in panic on several occasions in the course of a day, it is a signal of the increased possibility of heart disease. Train your brain to see new events as learning situations that can be managed for better heart health.
Smokers be aware
If you are a smoker, you face an increased risk of heart disease. Studies have found the narrowing of blood vessels due to nicotine and the damage caused by carbon monoxide to cause heart disease. Besides, being dangerous for you, consider the effect on the heart health of your family and co-workers in whose presence you light up.
If you love your television screen at the end of a hard day’s work, place a cycle in front of it. The activity can help keep heart disease at bay. Replace fries with pop corn as it is good for your digestive system and helps control cholesterol to contribute to heart health.
So, you have started cycling and reduced your evening lot of fries. An important aspect of avoiding heart disease is to undertake activities at a gradual and consistent pace. You may start with ten minutes of cycling and increase the amount of time by five minutes every week until you reach half an hour or forty five minutes to keep heart disease at bay. Now, improve your heart health by increasing the pace at which you cycle in the time. Spend at least fifteen minutes every day in quiet meditation by concentrating on your breath for improving heart health.
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