The number one cause of death in the United States is the heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, the symptoms of heart disease for women are different from those of men. Apparently, the black women are the most inclined to suffer from heart disease. Here are some methods that could help you prevent heart disease.
Most importantly, you should start exercising more, as exercise has been known for preventing a lot of diseases, among which is heart disease. Luckily, even the sex counts as physical activity so turn that frown into a smile. According to Dr. Deidre Mattina, sex can help reduce the stress. Mattina says that everyone should to at least 30 minutes of exercising every day and that counts even the walking. So instead of going to work with your car, take the bus and allow yourself some time to walk. Or if you really don’t like public transportation, you can go to work by car, and park it a few blocks away from your offices and walk that extra mile. Among the many benefits of physical activity there are the decreased blood pressure, the weight loss and the reduction of bad cholesterol. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than 50% of the American adults do the minimum amount of exercising recommended by the guidelines. As a lot of Americans are overweight, it comes as no surprise that they suffer most of heart disease.
Another important thing you must do in order to prevent heart disease is to get at least seven hours of sleep every night. During your sleep, the heart rate and the blood pressure slow down and the brain is getting some rest. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body needs to produce stress hormones and adrenaline in order for you to remain awake. According to researchers, the lack of sleep affects the women more than the men. The risk of heart attack is increased if you sleep less than seven hours, so make time to sleep.
Having a healthy diet is a great way to prevent heart disease as well. Eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible and reduce the amount of sugar and salt. A lot of sugar is found in the sweetened beverages, so try to reduce those as well. Including fish in your diet would help you, as they contain a lot of omega-3.
Studies have shown that the women have different heart disease symptoms than men, and these include fatigue, palpitations, chest pain, sense of dread, vomiting, indigestion and neck or jaw pain. Among the methods that could help you prevent heart disease quitting smoking and one glass of wine per day are also included.
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