19 WORST HABITS FOR YOUR HEART

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19 WORST HABITS FOR YOUR HEART.

A healthy heart is the key to a healthy body, because after all, the health of the heart determines our ability to stay alive. According to statistics, more than 1 in every 3 American adults are diagnosed with cardiovascular ailments. And the biggest reason behind this extremely sad ratio is unhealthy lifestyles and heart-damaging habits.

However, there’s no reason to despair because these bad habits can be easily altered to make a huge difference to the health of your heart. You simply have to make some healthy lifestyle changes and your heart will be youthful once again.

Here, take a look at the worst 19 habits that severely damage your heart, and how they can be avoided:

1. Excessive Consumption of Alcohol

Researchers believe that the moderate consumption of alcohol is actually good for the heart, but if you consume it excessively, it can cause severe damage. You see, excessive consumption of alcohol puts you at a greater risk for developing high blood pressure levels, increased levels of blood fats and it contributes to the development of heart failure. Also, it fills up your body with excessive calories, which causes obesity, another grave risk factor that leads to heart ailments.

It is wise to limit your consumption, men should have no more than two drinks every day, while women should limit themselves to just one. Just to be clear, one drink equals to a 4 ounce glass of wine, or a 12-ounce pitcher of beer.

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2. Smoking or Living with a Smoker

One simply cannot stress enough on the need to quit smoking because it aggravates the symptoms of heart ailments worse than any other bad habit. You see, smoking ruins the health of the heart as it encourages the formation of blood clots, which block the blood flow received by the heart, along with encouraging the build-up of plaque within the arteries.

Smoking is a highly injurious habit that isn’t just dangerous for your health, but in fact, it is dangerous for the health of everyone around you. Statistics reveal that nearly 46000 non-smokers who live with smokers tend to die from heart ailments every year because second-hand smoke is just as dangerous as smoking yourself.

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3. Ignoring Sign of Depression and Hostility

Most individuals let obvious signs of hostility, depression and stress go unchecked by simply shrugging them off, unbeknownst of the fact that they can cause serious damage to the heart.

We all feel depressed, hostile and sad at times, but each individual has their own way of coping with these emotions. It is our way of coping with our emotions that impacts the health of our heart, which can be either negative or positive, depending on our approach.

Research reveals that individuals who have a habit of internalizing stress put themselves at a greater risk, while those who reach out for social support and treat themselves with laughter tend to make heart-healthy decisions. Besides, talking about your feelings, emotions and problems to a professional can be extremely helpful and constructive.

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4. Excessive TV Watching

Regardless how regularly you work out, if you spend hours sitting in front of the telly, it will naturally increase the risk factors that contribute to the development of heart attacks and strokes. Research points out that regular exercise can never compensate for the time you spend sitting on your couch because this constant lack of movement adversely effects your blood sugar and blood fat levels.

Even if you don’t want to give up on your television or cut down the hours, try walking around after every 30 minutes, stand up to talk on the phone, or perhaps, keep a treadmill or a cycle in the TV room so you can work out while watching your favourite programmes.

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5. Consumption of Red Meat

Health experts strongly recommend limiting the consumption of red meat to rare occasions rather than devouring it every single day, or even twice a week. You see, red meat is brimming with saturated fat, and along with processed meats like hot dog and bacon, it heavily contributes to the risk factors of colorectal cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Therefore, you need to make sure that your daily diet should contain less than 10% foods derived from animals and their by-products.

If you simply cannot imagine your diet without beef, try to cut down your consumption and pick out lean cut red meat. There’s nothing wrong with devouring a rich and juicy steak three or four times a month. But if you’re devouring it three to four times a day, you’re harming yourself a lot more than you can possibly imagine. Remember, a wholesome and balanced diet is the key to a healthy heart.

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6. Lack of Flossing

Researchers believe that gum ailments are strongly connected with heart diseases, however, they lack sufficient evidence to validate the reason behind this claim. Several studies have revealed that lack of adequate flossing cause sticky bacteria-filled plaque to accumulate with time, and cause severe gum diseases.

Another study reveals that this bacteria also causes inflammation within the body. Inflammation encourages the symptoms of atherosclerosis, and once the gum diseases has been treated and cured, it also brings about an improvement in the functions of blood vessels.

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7. Not Realising Snoring is a Symptom

Research reveals that snoring is not a minor habit that annoys your partner, it is in fact a serious sign that something is wrong with your body. And that sign indicates that you may have obstructive sleep apnea. This is a disease that can by identified by interrupted breathing patterns while sleeping, and it causes the blood pressure levels to heighten sky high.

Statistics reveal that more than 18 million adults in the USA are diagnosed with sleep apnea, which puts them at risk for heart ailments. Individual who are obese or overweight tend to have a greater risk for developing sleep apnea, however, it can occur in slim individuals as well.

If you have started snoring, and waking up with extreme exhaustion and fatigue, it’s about time you book an appointment with your doctor. Sleep apnea can be screened out with a series of very easy steps, but you must do it immediately in order to control the symptoms before they go haywire.

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8. Weekend Warrior Syndrome

Individuals in their 40s and 50s tend to begin their exercising regimes with great enthusiasm and goals, but they end up hurting themselves, only to give up on their regimes entirely. That is a very unrealistic approach because the best way to achieve your fitness goals is to work on them with a slow and steady approach.

They key is to map out realistic goals, and create a regular exercise regime that you can commit to in the long-run.

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9. Isolating Yourself

We all have those days when we simply want to withdraw from society and this world because every other person seems to irritate us, annoy us and we can’t deal with the exhaustion of trying to get along with other human beings.

It is essential to strengthen your bond with individuals you hold dear, along with making new connections with people you like. Research reveals that individuals who are strongly connected with a loving network of family, friends and community tend to lead longer, healthier and happier lives.

However, it is important to take out some alone time for yourself so you can form your inner connections. But the importance to keeping in touch with your friends and family simply cannot be denied.

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10. Consume Healthy Meals in Mindful Portions

Develop the habit of eating less, along with eliminating all sugary beverages and replacing them with plain water. Also, be sure to steer clear of large portion sizes, and cut down the portion sizes of carbohydrates that pack up heaps of calories, such as breads and pastas. And religiously avoid foots that say ‘low-fat’ because they actually disguise a lot of calories.

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11. Everyone is at Risk

Statistics reveal that cardiovascular ailments, such as heart failure, heart disease and strokes, has the highest death toll in the United States as opposed to any other disease, even cancer.

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12. Procrastinating on Health-Related Matters

It is essential to regularly check your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels for if these three key elements are heightened, they are the biggest silent risk factors that contribute to fatalistic ailments, such as diabetes, heart diseases and strokes.

Research reveals that adults in their mid-50s tend to have a 90% risk of developing high blood pressure, even if they never experienced its symptoms throughout their lives. So, if you believe that you didn’t develop hypertension throughout your life, you won’t develop it in your 50s, that’s just wishful thinking.

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13. Obesity

Statistics reveal that obesity is one of the gravest and greatest risk factors that contribute to the development of heart diseases. Nearly 72% of men and 64% of women in the US are obese or overweight, which also puts them at a greater risk for developing heart ailments.

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14. Diet Full of Empty Calories

If your diet is brimming with meals that are extremely high in fats, sugar and oil, you are devouring empty calories that contain very few, and in most cases non-existent, nutrients to energize your body. Research reveals that a diet that is largely based on empty calories contributes to the risk factors that lead to obesity and diabetes.

Instead, create your daily diet with nutrient-rich superfoods, such as eggs, fruits, vegetables, seafood, beans, peas, whole grains, unsalted nuts, essential oils and seeds. Take some low-fat milk, fat-free yogurt, poultry and lean meats to create a healthy balance and tasteful variety.

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15. Stopping or Skipping Medications

Nobody likes gulping down heaps of pills, and most of the time when we’re feeling healthy and energetic, we just don’t remember to take our medicines properly. But it is essential to understand the repercussions and side-effects of deliberately stopping or skipping medications.

Researchers have labelled high blood pressure as the ‘silent killer’ because it’s hard to notice the symptoms while hypertension aggravates. So even if you’re feeling healthy and improved, don’t stop taking your medications without the approval of your doctor. There are over 30 different types of medications to treat hypertension, so if you feel your medications aren’t very effective, you can always consult your doctor for an alternate medication plan.

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16. Never Underestimate the Risks

Research reveals that the smoking, obesity, high blood pressure levels, diabetes and cholesterol are all factors that contribute to the risks for fatalistic heart ailments. So, no matter what you do, never underestimate the lethality of these risks and be sure to keep them in check.

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17. Lack of Fruits and Vegetables

Research reveals that a plant-based diet is the healthiest meal plan for the heart. So, you need to pack up your daily diet with a rich assortment of fruits, veggies, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, protein and nuts. Eliminate all sources of processed, frozen and junk food from your diet. And make sure half of all your meals consist of vegetables and fruits.

A recent study revealed that individuals who devour more than five servings of vegetables and fruits every day tend to reduce their risks for strokes and heart ailments by 20% as opposed to individuals who devour less than three servings every day.

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18. Not Being Attentive to Physical Symptoms

If you enjoyed the ability to run up and down the stairs without even catching your breath, and suddenly, you can’t seem to walk up one flight without being inflicted with chest pressure or shortness of breath, you have something to worry about. It cannot be dismissed as a sign that you need to work out and build up your stamina, you must call your doctor right away and make an appointment.

Remember, the earlier you obtain a treatment for any kind of symptom of trouble, the lesser damage your ailment is likely to cause to the muscles within your heart. The symptoms of heart attack must be given immediate attention to save your life and revitalize your heart.

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19. Snacks with Excessive Salt

Research reveals that one in every three American adults suffer from high blood pressure levels, which is a severe risk factor that contributes to the symptoms of kidney failures, heart attacks and strokes.

All packaged, frozen and junk food varieties are brimming with salt. You must read every single label for an ingredient called sodium, which is basically salt in disguise. Be sure to steer clear of all such products, and pick out unsalted nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables.

It is ideal to maintain one’s daily intake of sodium below 2300 milligrams, however, if you are suffering from high blood pressure or you are above the age of 50, your daily intake of sodium should be no more than 1500 milligrams.

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FROM: LAUREN WINSETT – HEALTH TIPS.

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