9 ways to care for the heart without pills
The heart is a muscular organ about the size of a closed fist,its sit in the chest and primarily the function of the heart is to pump blood throughout the body.
The heart is divided into four chambers in human (three amphibians,two in fishes and four in aves) ,they include:
1. Right auricle
2. Right Ventricle
3. Left Ventricle
4. Left auricle
Right auricle and Ventricle as a pair pump deoxygenated blood while Left Ventricle and auricle pump oxygenated blood
As we’ve understood the importance of the heart,we need to take care of it to avoid diseases such as angina pectoris,heart attack,arrhythmia,myocarditis,pericarditis etc.
The number 1 cause of death in America according to study are heart diseases and according to Nisha B. Jhalani ,M.D director of in-patient clinical services for the center of interventional vascular therapy in New York “Risk factors for heart diseases can be symptomatic,A few changes can prevent the diseases even among those are vulnerable”
This is why we gathered 9 ways to take care of your heart before getting ill (without medication)
1.visit your doctor often
2. Exercise regularly
3. Quit smoking
4. Get enough sleep
5. Consume Legumes
6. Eat early
7. Eat chocolate often
8. Don’t sit every time for long hours
9. Get a pet.
Before I start to explain each way, Let me chip this in. The Best food for the heart include whole grains, leafy green vegetables, beans,berries, Avocados,fatty fish, walnut and Dark chocolate.
- Visit your doctor often :As youth we tend to overlook our health wait till around 40yrs before going for check-ups which shouldn’t be so.your physician should be aware of your family history, Blood pressure, Glucose level, cholesterol etc hence make it priority.
- Exercise regularly:
150 minutes of walking or 75 minutes of running per week is cool
- Quit smoking:
Smoking is not good for your vital organs as it contain nicotine ;a cancerous substance
- Get enough sleep:
7 hours per day is the ideal hours for sleeping,anything lesser make you prone to heart diseases. The best food to get enough sleep include barley grass powder, warm milk, kiwi-fruit,almonds, walnut,cherries, fatty fish such as salmon etc.
- Eat more Legumes:
Legumes are mostly proteinous, they are one of the food that maintain long healthier life from our last post.beans, lentils etc reduce Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) by 5% according to Canadian Medical Journal
- Eat earlier:
“Eating before 3pm lower BP by 10 to 11mmHg in 5 weeks” according to a journal Cell Metabolism, Moderate evening meal is OK as well.
- Eat more Chocolate :
People who eat about three 1-ounce of chocolate have a lower risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- Don’t sit every time
sitting for too long can increase your risk to diseases, once in a while take 30minutes break from sitting especially if you are in a long meeting.
“Frequent sitters have big waists and increase heart disease” according to a Scottish study.
- Get a pet:
According to a research,youth with pets have reduced risk to heart diseases compared to adult who are even married Due to social aspects of being an owner, from taking a walk among other benefits attached.
Prevention is better than cure, you don’t have to take pills to keep your heart functioning properly. These at little things you can do and your risk of cardiovascular diseases will be reduced to the barest minimum.
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