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Natural Ways to Prevent a Heart Attack

By on Sep 10, 2016 in Blog, Latest News |

Heart attack prevention (as well as all other cardiovascular diseases) requires you to be active in following smart choices now that will pay off for the rest of your life. Lack of exercise, a poor diet, and other unhealthy choices eventually take a toll on your body in a few years. No matter your age, a healthy diet, and proper physical activity can be hugely beneficial. How do you do that? Follow these three natural and straightforward steps.

 

Reduce smoking

Smoking is a leading cause of oxidative inflammation and damage to the heart. Smoking a single cigarette a day, increases chances of heart attacks by 40 percent, while 40 cigarettes a day, increase the risk by up to 900 percent. Products like gasoline, insecticides, dry cleaning chemicals, personal care items introduce thousands of toxins in the environment every year. The toxins also lead to the inflammation and oxidative damage to the heart. To be safe, always use environmentally friendly personal care and cleaning products around your home.

 

Weight loss

Study after study has indicated that there is a direct correlation between obesity and the risk of heart disease. The overweight, ought to lose some pounds to improve blood circulation. Nonetheless, it does not mean losing all they have, but building muscles in a healthy way.

 

Enjoy Life

Stress triples the risk of heart disease. It is a standard feature no matter the physical location of any individual. Managing your stress level is a vital component of a natural heart attack prevention program.  Some researchers believe that stress is the leading cause of heart attacks in the modern society. Some of the things you can do to reduce stress and appreciate life more include biofeedback, acupuncture, and Mindful-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). It does not matter what program is your favorite; all that matters is that you do it on a regular basis.