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Thursday, June 30, 2016

7 Ways to Avoid a Heart Attack

We all want the best life can offer. You want to dive into pizza from Pizza-inn every Tuesday, drink alcohol and smoke during weekends, stay in bed all day and yet be as fit as a fiddle. Too bad being a potato couch puts you at risk of a heart disease or, worse, a heart attack.

Here are several ways of avoiding heart attacks and heart disease:

  1. Always check your blood pressure. Normal blood pressure reads at  120/80 mm Hg. If it is to high or too low seek medical attention and advice on how to keep your pressure in check.
  2. Be happy.
  3. Do not stress yourself. Find time to unwind after work and avoid emotions such as anger. Taking in a lot of pressure puts you at risk of a heart attack .
  4. Eat healthy. Include plenty of fruits, vegetables and cereals in your diet. Avoid a lot of salt and fried foods.
  5. Lose weight if you are overweight.
  6. Make cholesterol your number one enemy. Processed and fast foods such as Chips, potato crisps and processed foods should be avoided. Cholesterol build up in your arteries causes a heart attack since your blood vessels thin from the inside making it harder for the heart to pump blood.
  7. Quit smoking.

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