The cardiovascular diseases are becoming common in the developed countries like the United States, thanks to the unhealthy lifestyle. The health experts strictly recommend good eating habits and few hours of exercise for a strong heart.
Moreover, a recent CDC report also suggests, diseases related to heart can be easily avoided with few lifestyle changes.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 200,000 deaths due to cardiovascular diseases, heart strokes are preventable every year.
Although the rate of death (deaths per 100,000 people) from cardiovascular disease declined by 29% between 2001 and 2010, it’s still the leading cause of death in the USA, says the report. One out of three deaths in the United States is caused by cardiovascular diseases.
The experts recommend some of the key methods to keep your heart fit.
• Eat a variety of food items, but not in excess.
• Different coloured vegetables and fruits, pulses and legumes, low fat dairy products can add colour to your platter.
• Check your weight
• Keep away from food rich in fat.
• Use skimmed or low fat milk and milk products. Bake, roast or boil rather than frying.
• Eat food with adequate fiber. Fruits and vegetables like carrot, cucumber and apple have skin. They should be consumed along with it.
• Sodium should be taken in less quantity: Use small amount of salt to prepare dish.
• Try more natural ways to add flavour to food items. Go with spices, lemon juice, tomatoes and curds, don’t munch chips and fried foods constantly.
• Don’t encourage exercises such as push-ups and sit-ups. Such exercises involve straining muscles against other muscles or an immovable object.
• If your exercise programme has been interrupted for a few days due to illness, vacation, or any other reason, start with a reduced level of activity.
• Don’t exercise outdoors when the temperature becomes extreme. High humidity may cause you to tire more quickly.
• Exercise in hilly areas is a big no. If you are located in such places then slow down when climbing up the hill.