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Five ways to reduce your risk of heart disease!

Heart disease, coronary heart disease or CHD, has now become the leading cause of mortality in India. Heat disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels.

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases remain to be the top killer of both men and women in the world. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number killer in the United States.

 

Heart disease, coronary heart disease or CHD, has now become the leading cause of mortality in India. Heat disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels.

Although some people are born with heart disease, there are many things you can do to protect your heart and blood vessels by making some healthier lifestyle choices such as:

  • Not smoking – it’s the single best thing you can do for your heart health.
  • Being physically active – regular physical activity can reduce your risk of developing heart disease. It can also be a great mood booster and stress buster.
  • Control other health conditions, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes to help prevent a heart attack or stroke.

 

  • Maintaining a healthy weight as being overweight can increase your risk of a heart disease and other health problem. In order to achieve an ideal weight, stick to a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables while cutting down on saturated fat, sugar and salt.
  • Reduce and manage stress which increases the risk of heart attack.

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