The Simple Steps That Reduce Risk of a Heart Attack

The Simple Steps That Reduce Risk of a Heart Attack

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack each year, and 525,000 are 1st heart attacks.

When you learn the risk factors, symptoms and how to take early action, it increases your chances of survival.

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, some who suffered a heart attack did not act quickly enough to make it to the hospital on time. Delaying treatment can be deadly, so it’s important to learn the warning signs.

While chest pain is the single most common sign for many women, women are also more likely than men to have symptoms other than chest pain when experiencing a heart attack.

The heart is an extraordinary organ that can function even when detached from the body as long as it is supplied with an adequate amount of oxygen. It works relentlessly to pump blood throughout the body, so it is Key the muscle receives enough oxygenated blood and nutrients or it can die.

The human heart beats 100,000X every day and pumps nearly 1-M bbls of blood in an average persons lifetime. This is enough blood to fill more than 3 supertankers

Taking simple steps to change your diet and lifestyle may have a significant impact on your risk for a heart attack. It is important to quit smoking and reduce your alcohol intake to protect your heart.

Below are more lifestyle strategies to reduce your risk of a heart attack, as follows:

•Eat real food — You can take control of your health by making small changes to your nutrition plan. A foundational recommendation is to eat real food and limit processed food to no more than 10% of your diet. Or best eliminate processed food completely.

•Reduce your sugar intake — The average American eats nearly 22 teaspoons of sugar a day, which is 1 of the most damaging substances people can ingest. Sugar overloads your liver, tricks your body into gaining weight, causes metabolic dysfunction and increases the inflammatory response, leading to heart disease. According to Dr. Thomas Dayspring, an expert on cholesterol, most heart attacks are due to insulin resistance, and cutting out sugar is a Key step to normalizing your insulin level.

•Reduce stress — The breathing techniques and yoga are all methods that can help reduce stress level and enjoy better health.

•Get restorative sleep — The importance of sleep cannot be overstated. Wakefulness is associated with mitochondrial stress. Researchers have found a 24% increase in heart attacks right after the time change in the Spring, which demonstrates how fragile the body is to even the smallest changes in sleep patterns. Women who get less than four hours of sleep per night 2X the risk of dying from heart disease, and adults who sleep less than 5 hours a night have 50% more coronary calcium, a sign of impending heart disease.3

•Exercise — While exercise is extremely important for every aspect of health, the heart needs the right kind of exercise. High endurance training puts an extraordinary amount of stress on your heart, while focusing on high-intensity interval exercise can help strengthen as well as protect the heart.

It is your heart, so learn about it here!

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