HEART HEALTH TIPS

1. Maintain a healthy weight

2. Alcohol: If you consume alcohol, limit yourself to not more than two drinks a day

3. Manage stress:

  • Reduce stress in your day-to-day activities
  • Plan your work schedule hour by hour
  • Delicate your work to your staff
  • Spend some prime time with your kids and wife
  • Beware of angry words, which hurts your heart more than a person against whom it was said
  • Know your limit
  • Don’t hesitate to ask for advice and help

4. Exercise regularly

Regular exercise helps to improve heart muscle function following a heart attack. Exercise helps to prevent a heart attack by helping you to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, control diabetes, elevated cholesterol and high BP, Exercise doesn’t have to be vigorous. For example, walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week can improve your health

5. Eat a heart-healthy diet: If you’ve had a heart attack, limit cholesterol and salt

A diet high in salt can raise your BP. Fish is apart of a heart-healthy diet. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, which help to improve blood cholesterol levels and prevent blood clots. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants – nutrients that help to prevent everyday wear and tear on your coronary arteries.

What kind of exercises are good for you after heart attack?

Aerobic exercise: Aerobic exercise has the most benefits for your heart. Over time, aerobic exercise can help decrease your heart rate and blood pressure and improve your breathing.

You should start slowly (5min) and gradually add to your routine. Each session should have a slow warm up phase followed by moderate intensity exercise and then gradual cool down before finishing exercise.

Resistance training: Strengthening your body and improving fitness through resistance training will help your heart become stronger.