Facts On How To Prevent Heart Disease
Author Zizzur Staff. Published on October 17, 2011 - 1:11 am (423 views — 387 words
Millions of deaths are attributed to the dreaded condition of heart disease on a yearly basis. In the U.S., more and more people are diagnosed with this dreaded disease every year despite efforts of the federal government to minimize the number of victims. The reason for this is unknown but we can speculate that Americans don’t know how to prevent heart disease and that they are unaware that this is a condition that should be taken seriously. Here are some facts on how to prevent heart disease and what we can do to lower our risk of becoming victims.
1. Eat food that is healthy. The high fast food diet that many Americans are guilty of is one of the main contributors to the steady increase of deaths. Many Americans have accepted the fact that they will be eating fast food for the rest of their lives despite the consequences. If you are serious about your health, it’s about time you start changing the way you eat and learn more on how to prevent heart disease. Try to stick to healthy home cooked meals as much as possible, there may be times when the home cooked meal isn’t exactly healthy, but it’s much better than having greasy burgers several times a week. Try eating more food that is high on omega-3 and fiber, these types of food can help lower your cholesterol levels and help repair damaged blood vessels. Also, stay away from food that is high on saturated fat, like pork fat, beef fat and vegetable oil.
2. Make sure you get enough exercise on a daily basis. Exercising regularly allows our body to produce more HDL or high-density lipoprotein concentrations in our bloodstreams, HDL is known as good cholesterol. HDL helps our body get rid of bad cholesterol also known as LDL or low-density lipoprotein. In addition, it also reverses the damage done by LDL on our blood vessel walls. Exercising at least thirty minutes a day is enough to keep our hearts and bodies in good shape.
3. Have good sleeping habits. Make sure you get at least 6-7 hours of continuous sleep everyday. Having too little or too much sleeping time can affect your health drastically which does not help in preventing heart disease. It also helps to sleep at the right time.