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  • September 29, 2020
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The human body is made up of several different body parts but the heart is one of the critical organs without which no one can survive. In an average lifetime, it beats millions of times. It pumps blood to every part of the body and the brain.

Indeed the heart keeps your body moving!

According to a study published in September 2018 issue of health journal - The Lancet, 15% of deaths in India were due to heart diseases in 1990, which is now up to 28%. It is almost double, and it is due to our carelessness. Because if one do not keep the heart happy, they cannot live a healthy life.

Heart care should be a daily routine and should continue throughout our lifetime.

Many people, however, neglect heart health during young age. Fortunately, it's never too late to take care of your heart.

Let’s look at some important aspects.

  • Preventive care:
  1. Exercise: Running, walking, swimming, cycling, and aerobics can enhance your heart health. Just 15 to 30 minutes in a day is sufficient to lead a healthy heart.
  2. Sleeping Pattern: Our body is like a machine, each part needs a specific resting time to improve its productivity and longevity. Make sure you have 6 to 8 hours of proper sleep.
  3. Eating habits: Do not fill your body with junk, it will create a vacuum in the body and do more harm. It does not provide any nutrition to your body.Without proper maintenance of a car, the engine stops working, isn't it? Our heart is like an engine, it drives all function of the body and that is the reason we are alive.A healthy and balanced diet is a must.
  4. Stop smoking: Smoking just keeps making heart weak day by day. In a long run, it will have severe adverse effects on the heart and overall health. A smoke-free lifestyle greatly reduces the risk of heart disease.
  • Importance of Healthy Heart Diet:

It’s important to fuel our heart with the right food, particularly for those of us living with heart disease or diabetes.

Always remember that metabolism slows down as you get older, hence it is very important to maintain a balanced diet that helps your heart stay healthy. Hence act now before it is too late.

Here are tips for eating a heart-healthy diet:

  • Eat more fruit and vegetables.
  • Use herbs and spices instead of salt.
  • Opt for berries, avocados, beans, walnuts, leafy green vegetables Fatty fish which may help lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and inflammation.
  • Warning signs

Now let's look at the most vital aspect when your heart needs extra care.

If you start experiencing dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath, cold sweats, confusion or headaches without any apparent cause, consult your doctor as these could be warning signs of heart disease. It would not necessarily be a heart attack or serious worrisome situation if you can identify early and start medication as per the doctor's prescription.

But yes if you ignore these sign it may become serious and also a life-threatening situation for some.

“Let's pledge to keep our heart healthy and happy by following above healthy lifestyle habits”.