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Thursday, 12 November 2015
According to The Heart Foundation, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in New Zealand and yet, one in six Kiwis (older than 15) still smoke, and almost one million adults are now obese. So with heart disease and diabetes at an all-time high, what can you do to protect yourself? We’ve got a few tips here…
Know the Warning Signs:While most people are aware of the severe chest pain that accompanies a heart attack, symptoms are often quite different between men and women.
Strokes on the other hand, present the same in both genders. If you experience any of these symptoms, then you should call an ambulance immediately:
Know Your Family History:Some of the contributing factors to heart disease are hereditary so it’s important to know if you are more at risk genetically. Ask questions. Find out if there have been any cardiovascular cases in your family (both immediate and extended) and inform your doctor. Knowing about any pre-existing conditions in the family will help your GP to get the full picture should anything happen to you. With that said, it’s important that you check in with your GP regularly, even if you’re perfectly healthy. They’ll keep tabs on your blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate, blood sugar and body mass index (BMI) so that you can stay in optimum health (or move towards it).
Your diet plays a massive role in your cholesterol levels and your overall heart health. Eat More:
Cooking for a Healthy Heart:
Everybody should be aiming for a minimum of 30 minutes a day doing some moderate type of cardio exercise, such as a brisk walk. This will boost HDL levels and contribute to your overall health and well-being. For those that have pre-existing heart conditions or are beginning with a very low level of fitness, it’s best to ease into an exercise regime and build up to something more physical – sudden, intensive exercise may only put strain on the heart.
Long-term stress can increase your blood pressure, eventually damaging your arteries. Find something that helps you to relax, whether it’s taking a bath, going for a run or reading a book.
Sometimes a little extra help can be worthwhile. These supplements are great for promoting overall heart health:
With a little education and some smarter decisions, New Zealand’s cardio conundrum could see a vast improvement. Start incorporating some of the tips above into your life and get yourself on the path to a healthier heart.
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