How You Can Prevent A Heart Attack!

Here are top five ways that will help

Definition Of A Heart Attack:

A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart is blocked by cholesterol plaque for a long enough time that part of your heart muscle is damged or dies.

Tip #1 - Don't smoke or use tobacco.

Chemicals in tobacco can damage your heart and blood vessels, leading to narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Atherosclerosis can lead to a heart attack. When it comes to heart attack prevention, no amount of smoking is safe.

Tip #2 - Exercise for 30 minutes most days of the week

Try geting at least 30 to 60 minutes of moderately intense physical activity most days of the week. Even shorter amounts of exercise will help. You can break up your workout time into 10-minute sessions.

Tip #3 - Have a healthy diet

Eating foods that are low in fat, cholesterol and salt will help lower your risk of a heart attack. Your diet should inlcude fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products. Beans, other low-fat sources of protein and certain types of fish can also reduce your risk of a heart attack.

Tip #4 - Maintain a healthy body weight

As you put on weight in adulthood, your weight gain is mostly fat rather than muscle. This extra weight can lead to conditions that increase your chances of heart attack - high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

Tip #5 - Get regular health checks

There are three health checks that you can get regularly to help prevent a heart attack from happening.

Wellness Portfolio by Rachel

Winnipeg 2012