Your Heart Deserves To Be Healthy
Heart attacks earlier used to affect only people their late 50s and 60s. But nowadays, the younger generation equally at risk of heart ailments because of a poor lifestyle. And if this continues the future looks hazardous. Heart diseases have especially escalated among the working population of India with noteworthy risk in both males and females. This is very common phenomenon in the West and has now aggressively made its way to India.
Heart disease among the working population takes away the productive years from young India. The socio-economic burden on an individual, their family as well as the nation increases to an all-time high. And the lack of any effective exercise consumption of junk food and leading a sedentary lifestyle between the age group of 25 to 39 years is a well-known fact in India. Also, the stress levels among the working population high, due to which they become more vulnerable than the other segments of the population.
One factor that majorly contributes to the increasing number of heart diseases, is the fact that the symptoms of heart ailments are silent ones and not recognizable one go
Stress, diabetes, high cholesterol levels, smoking, hypertension and obesity are the primary causes of heart diseases across age groups in India. One factor that majorly contributes to the increasing number of heart diseases, is the fact that the symptoms of heart ailments are silent ones and not recognizable at one go.
The silent symptoms of heart diseases are discomfort, nausea, extreme fatigue, breathing difficulties, light headedness and dizziness. These symptoms should not be ignored at any cost.
If one suffers from a heart ailment, he/she may understandably hope that it is just a temporary ailment. one that can be cured with medication or surgery. But heart ailments are unfortunately lifelong conditions. The truth is, the arteries remain damaged, which means that one is actually prone to heart attacks in the future.
Keeping a healthy heart these days is directly related to the food which one consumes, the lifestyle one follows and the environment one stays in. It is a big myth that it takes a lot of time, energy and money to keep up with a healthy life when one can easily and simply maintain an absolutely healthy lifestyle by making effortless changes in the food choices and environment around them.
Going by the trend of the ever increasing number of heart ailments, a large proportion of premature deaths which occur from heart disease and strokes can be avoided if the risk factors – tobacco, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and hazardous environment we are living in, is controlled. The environment forms an important base for keeping heart diseases at bay. There should be ban on the smoking zones in the offices to encourage people to lead a tobacco-free life.
Physical activities and outdoor games should be made compulsory for students in schools and colleges. Regular fitness camps should be organized by educational institutions and in various companies and buildings. The parking area should be a bit far from the offices, malls or restaurant buildings so that people have scope for walking. Building recreational grounds and parks for all the age groups are some of the ways which can lead to a heart-healthy environment.
All of us have liabilities in life, be it professional or personal. But the foremost liability is taking care of our very own body. Small changes in life can make big differences. Regular health check-ups, thirty minutes daily exercise, having extra serving of fruits and vegetables and restricting junk foods can bring about positive changes in health.
Super Foods To Keep Heart Diseases At Bay
Whole Grains – Whole grains are good sources of fibre and other nutrients that play a role in regulating blood pressure and heart health.
Oats – This ¡s a great source of vitamins, minerals and cholesterol-Iowering fibre which reduces the risk of heart ailments.
Salmon – This cold water fish is a great source of protein and is also packed with heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids.
Dark Chocolate – They come at the top of the heart-healthy list due to their inflammation-fighting properties, which reduce cardiovascular risk and help in maintenance of a healthy heart.
“Don’t run through life so last that you forget not only where you’re been, but also where you’re going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.”