Effective Ways to Prevent Heart Diseases
The 21st century has brought with it many boons as well as banes. As technology and life get faster, so do the stresses. This accelerated pace of life often brings its own problems. One of the main issues here is health. There is no other aspect of human life that is more affected by stress than health. Long hours of work, taking work home, extended time spent on the computer, sedentary lifestyle; these are just a few of the many consequences of the new and hectic way of working.
Amongst all these, the most to suffer of negligence is the heart. Stress and pressure affects the heart more than anything else. Because of the stationary nature of our lives and high amount of fat we consume on any given time and day, it is but expected that the heart will be coagulated with fat, leading to an unhealthy and less-than-robust heart.
To save ourselves from this apparently self-destructive mode, there are many methods we can choose. The most obvious and easiest is exercise. There can never be any substitute for that. Just about all of us are chained to our work stations all day long, so whatever little work out we can get is good. You do not need an expensive gym or trainer or even equipment. There are some very simple but effective exercises you can do even at home, sans any gear. Even skipping will do, as long as the circulation is in tact and we keep moving our muscles. At work, take the stairs instead of the elevator. This is the easiest way to get some exercise and the best form too.
We are too prone to reach out for coffee and cigarettes when stress pushes us. The problem with them is that they perk our system too much, and we cannot concentrate. After the rush has left, we feel drained and tired. Then we tend to resort to depressants like alcohols, and sometimes even medication. Replace all these with fresh fruit. They have the ability to perk you up just the same, without the staggering aftereffects.
Do away with white sugar. This is the main cause behind diabetes. There is plenty of natural sugar to be had in the form of fruits and their juices. Refined white sugar, like refined flour, spell poison for the system. Shift to natural, whole grains. These days, it is easy to get whole grain biscuits and breads that reduce the chances of increasing cholesterol.
Keep the nutrients flowing. You do not need to resort to vitamin supplements. There are many natural foods that are both delicious and good for you. Fish, especially the deep sea and cold water variety, will provide you with healthy fish oil. Citrus fruits like lemon, lime, grapefruit, and orange afford you yummy breakfast juice as well as a large intake of Vitamin C. But the important thing to remember here is to keep the portions realistic and small, and not gorge on them just because they are healthy.
All these not only constitute for a healthy lifestyle, but will also help you in the long run. Cultivating these habits right from the beginning will work better and play even better.