Lifestyle changes to reduce heart disease risk

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Obesity is a major risk factor for heart disease, hypertension and stroke. So are high calorie diet and smoking. If these risk factors are attended than many premature cardiac deaths can be prevented.

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According to the World Heart Federation, a few basic lifestyle changes can prevent nearly 80 percent of premature deaths. Besides managing trigger factors like smoking and alcohol abuse, it’s useful to alter food and exercise habits as well, especially if you lead a sedentary lifestyle. Here are some vital lifestyle changes to help you prevent and overcome the harmful effects of heart diseases.

Physical activity and weight management: One of the best ways to lead a heart-healthy life and avoid aliments is by indulging in a proper weight management program.

Diet modifications: To reduce the risk of heart diseases like cardiomyopathy, coronary heart disease and heart failure; it is mandatory to eat a healthy diet.

Stress control and management: Learn to relax yourself and employ all possible means to lower your stress levels.

Avoid alcohol abuse: Alcohol abuse is a major triggering agent for heart ailments and moderate consumption is the only way out.

Cessation of smoking: According to the American Heart Association, smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death.

Reference:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health/Lifestyle-changes-to-reduce-heart-disease-risk/articleshow/10168084.cms

 

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