In the modern world, people are exposed to many negative factors – stress, poor nutrition, polluted air, a sedentary lifestyle, a large amount of negative information, bad habits, untimely treatment, etc. These factors gradually worsen the condition of the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory system, nervous system, and especially the cardiovascular system.
So what can you do to improve the quality of your life, reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke?
Get rid of bad habits.
The most common bad habits:
– Consumption of fast food;
– Watching TV for many hours in a row;
– Sedentary lifestyle;
– Drinking more than 5 cups of coffee per day;
– Addiction to alcohol.
These habits have a negative impact on your health, contribute to an increase in blood pressure, atherosclerosis and other pathologies of the cardiovascular system. And you need to gradually replace them with good ones – those that will help you be healthier and happier.
Follow a healthy diet.
If you regularly eat fast food, overeat, consume a lot of flour products and sweets, do not eat enough vegetables and fruits, and often eat before going to bed, then most likely you will become overweight or even obese. As a result, fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up in the walls of arteries, and this will lead to hypertension, heart pain, shortness of breath, and other symptoms.
To overcome this problem, you need to change your diet. First, it is necessary to gradually reduce the consumption of preservatives and fast food, bakery and confectionery products. At the same time, add more fresh vegetables, fruits, and greens to your diet. Also, various nuts, cereals, legumes, seeds and their sprouts are useful sources of essential nutrients. Also, drink plenty of water.
Be physically active.
Be sure to do daily physical training. Physical exercises improve blood circulation, normalize blood pressure and improve mood. You can start with long walks. Instead of using the elevator, go up and down the stairs. Gradually, depending on your physical fitness, you can also jog, swim in the pool, work out in the gym. There is no need to immediately start exhausting yourself with heavy physical activity – physical activity should bring benefits and joy. The best solution may be to work out under the supervision of a personal trainer who will motivate you and control you.
Be sure to take medicine if necessary.
If you have been diagnosed with atherosclerosis, then most likely you will need to take certain drugs for the rest of your life. They allow to significantly reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and their complications. There are different types of lipid-lowering drugs. So, for example, Ezemibe (Ezetimibe) is known as a cholesterol absorption inhibitor, and Lipicard works by increasing certain natural substances that break down fats in the blood and speed up the natural processes that remove cholesterol from the body.