Posted by: mericonpharma | February 22, 2012

your Heart and its Diseases

Heart diseases are the world’s largest killers,
claiming 17.3 million lives a year. Governments all over the world are leaving no stone unturned in controlling the spread of these diseases. Billions are being spent on research and development of medicines and surgical procedures that can help heart patients. Despite all this, heart disease and its many manifestations continue to attack the global populace with ease. This just proves that there’s something amiss somewhere.

So, where are we going wrong? What can we do to protect ourselves from this growing threat? The answer is here.

Caring for the Physical Heart
The health of the physical heart is most stressed upon when it comes to heart-related diseases. Faulty dietary habits, sedentary lifestyles, continued tobacco usage, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and high cholesterol are some of the well-known risk factors for heart disease.

Following the simple measures given below will help you keep your physical heart healthy:
Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables
Eat fresh, home cooked food
Keep away from tobacco
Cut down on body fat; lose weight if you are overweight
Reduce intake of salt
Eat whole grains
Reduce intake of saturated fats
Be physically active; exercise at least 30 minutes daily


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