Heart Disease Prevention
Heart Disease is a Serious Killer, These Tips Can Help You Prevent Heart Disease
Avoid Smoking or Tobacco ProductsUsing tobacco products or smoking is one of the most common causes of and creates a very high risk factor in developing heart disease. Tobacco smoke alone has over 4,800 chemicals in it, many of which can immediately damage your blood vessels and cause them to narrow. Smoking is very unsafe and can do irrevocable damage to the heart and the lungs. Products like smokeless tobacco, low-tar and low-nicotine cigarettes are also high-risk products and extremely unsafe for the body.The nicotine in cigarette smoke creates undue stress on your heart and makes it work harder by narrowing your blood vessels and increasing the heart rate and blood pressure. The carbon monoxide found in cigarette smoke replaces a large portion of the oxygen in your blood and increases blood pressure by forcing the heart to work harder to supply enough oxygen.
ExerciseParticipating in regular exercise can significantly reduce any risk of fatal heart disease. This exercising combined with other positive lifestyle changes can help to maintain a healthy physical condition. The American Heart Association recommends that you exercise at least at moderate intensity for about 30-60 minutes 4-6 days per week at a minimum. Any amount of exercise is ideal, but this is simply a target range to set as a goal.
Any physical activity that can also help you control your weight reduces any potential chances of other illnesses. These include any illnesses that put additional strain on your heart such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.