There used to be a time when heart-related diseases were only associated with old people or age 30 plus. Here comes the time when all age groups are equally targets of cardiovascular diseases. In India, every third person is suffering from high cholesterol issues and obesity. We can’t only blame wrong eating habits for resulting in this as stress and lack of time to take care of our bodies equally contribute to making our hearts unhealthy. India already records one-fifth of deaths worldwide, caused by cardiovascular diseases. This reflects in the younger population as well, with an age-standardized death rate of 272 per 1,00,000 population as compared to the global average of 235.
A busy and hectic life schedule has become new normal for both children and adults. The pandemic has also contributed a lot to unhealthy lifestyles. People spend more time sitting online rather than doing physical movement of their bodies. Especially being an Indian we all love extra oil and butter in our food which doubles the risk of heart-related problems. The increased intake of junk food in today’s generation has made them more prone to cardiovascular diseases.
A 2019 study by Saffolalife found that in top cities, age groups between 30 and 40, 58% of people who do not exercise regularly have a higher risk of heart disease. Even so, 92% of them do not think that lack of exercise is one of the three major risk factors for heart disease. This lack of awareness makes the problem worse.
What can be done?
Fortunately, we can control our health to some extent. After all, it’s your own body and you can try your level best to keep it fit and healthy. It is not difficult to take care of your heart. Once you understand the risk factors, you can take the right steps to reduce their effects. Simple changes in your diet and lifestyle can indeed make a difference.
The easiest and first step to ensure good health is to get regular check-ups done so that you can know about the disease at its earliest. This allows you to recognize symptoms earlier and take corrective actions immediately. Develop healthy lifestyle habits, such as walking briskly for about 20 minutes a day, drinking more water and avoiding food that contains more oil than usual. Try to take a break between working hours and perform deep breathing exercises.
Exercising doesn’t mean you have to spend money on expensive gyms. Doing some yoga, walking or any other physical activity such as dancing will do wonders for your health. Try doing exercises that help to reduce stress. Start doing activities that interest your soul to make you happy from the inside. Sleep on time get up early and schedule your lifecycle. Make simple and easy changes to your diet, such as B. Eat a serving of raw fruits and vegetables at snack time every day. Try adding heart-healthy ingredients such as nuts, leafy green vegetables, avocados, and oats. Using heart-healthy oils can also be a great and easy change.
The day we will learn to run our mind and body in the correct order, will be the day our heart will win!
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