Following in my previous article, here are seven tips that can help women prevent heart disease after menopause: Tip 1
Quit smoking Smoking is the leading preventable cause of CHD in women. More than half of heart attacks in middle-aged women attributable to smoking. For smokers who are determined to quit, they may be referred to smoking cessation clinics by their doctor. Tip 2 Reduce High Cholesterol
Dietary change and exercise are good ways to reduce blood cholesterol. Regular exercise helps to raise good cholesterol levels and improve cholesterol profile general. However, if cholesterol levels do not respond positively to such lifestyle changes, you should seek help from the doctor prescribing cholesterol-lowering drugs.
Control blood pressure High blood pressure can be controlled by adopting a low-salt diet, engaging in regular exercise, weight loss and proper medication. Tip 4 Management
Diabetes High levels of blood sugar accelerates the thickening and narrowing of blood vessels in the heart. Diabetes can be managed by reducing weight, exercise and medications.
Engage in Regular Exercise Tip 5
Lack of exercise makes the heart and unfit body, increasing the risk of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol. Exercises such as walking, jogging, cycling or swimming are good for the heart. When engaging in an exercise program, a cautious start, with a gradual increase in intensity is important. A regular schedule should be established and followed. Start with short bouts of exercise, such as 15 20 minutes alternative days and gradually increase the intensity of exercise until you reach the goal of 30 minutes a day. Most importantly, cardiovascular obtain an overall assessment from a physician before starting any exercise regimen. Tip 6 Maintain a healthy
Weight overweight person
Heart must pump harder and consumes more oxygen. Excess weight also increases the risk of hypertension and diabetes. Obesity can be measured by waist-hip ratio (waist circumference divided by hip circumference) and body mass index (BMI body weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters). For women, a waist-hip ratio greater than 0.9 is considered as an increased risk of heart disease. Also, a person with BMI greater than 25 is considered overweight. For one whose BMI is greater than 30 is considered obese. Regular exercise and a reduced calorie diet can contribute to achieving or maintaining one's ideal weight. Tip 7
Manage stress When a person is under mental stress, heart pumps faster and blood vessels constricted. To guard against under stress on the heart, you should try to arrange a sensible work program with adequate periods of rest and relaxation in between. Stress management techniques such as deep breathing, muscle relaxation, and regular exercise can also help reduce stress. Former Heart Surgeon Reveals
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