Aug 8, 2008
Take care of your HEART !! ...
Be kind to your heart. It's the only one you have. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in both male and female. Risk factors like family history, gender and age can't be changed but fortunately, most risk factors for heart disease are preventable.
There are 5 major risk factors for heart disease: high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, obesity and lack of physical activity. The good news is they can all be managed. Here are a few tips to get yourself started:
o CUT BACK ON THE BUTTER - As a rule, a 1% reduction in cholesterol equals a 2% reduction in your risk for a heart attack. Remember, cholesterol only comes from 2 sources: our bodies and the foods we eat. So take it easy on the greasy stuff.
o PUT THAT CIGARETTE OUT, FOR GOOD - Smokers are twice as likely to suffer heart attacks as nonsmokers, and smoking is the greatest risk factor for sudden cardiac death.
o WATCH YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE - If it's 140/90 or above, it's too high. Talk to your doctor about controlling your pressure with diet and/or medication. High blood pressure puts you at an increased risk for smoke and heart attack.
o LOSE JUST A LITTLE, TO START - Even modest weight reductions - 5% to 10% of your body weight will improve overall health. Shoot for 1/2 or 2 pound loss per week, through a combination of healthy eating, calorie reduction and physical activity.
o LET'S GET PHYSICAL - If you don't work out, you're doubling your risk of heart attack. The best excercises are those that condition your heart and lungs for 30-60 minutes three or four times a week.
AVOID NON-VEG FOODS. CONSUME MORE FRESH VEGETABLES.DRINK MORE WATER. CONSUME MORE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION RECOMMENDED "SPIRULINA" NATURAL FOOD SUPPLEMENTS.
HAVE A HEALTHY AND WEALTHY TIME!!!