Cardiovascular disease is often considered a disease of aging.However, young people should not be ignored because the disease is caused by a narrowing of the arteries that occurs over decades due to modern lifestyles.
Most heart disease is caused by a narrowing of the coronary arteries. So, what causes these arteries to limit? ”The main reason is our lifestyle,” says Prof.Budhi Setianto, Sp.JP, Harapan Kita RS.Jantung out, on the sidelines of a press conference held Quaker Heart Love Life Love Indonesia in Jakarta some time ago.
Indeed, much can we do to slow down and even heart disease prevention with a healthy lifestyle. One of them through diet.
“Malnutrition was one of the main keys to keeping cholesterol healthy heart. One of them is regular food rich in fiber, particularly soluble fiber to lower cholesterol food,” said Budhi.
Let’s look at some tips from experts to the heart healthy and can work optimally.
1. Stop smoking
Perhaps the best step you can do to prevent heart disease.Smokers who quit smoking one year, the risk is reduced by half for a heart attack. 15 years after quitting smoking, your risk of dying from heart disease as those who never smoked. Try not to be passive smokers.
2. Regular exercise
There are many reasons why exercise heart healthy. First, regular exercise will lower cholesterol and blood pressure. You can also obtain the ideal weight for this activity. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day.
3. Reduce Cholesterol If your diet filled with foods rich in fat and high in cholesterol, total blood cholesterol test results can be well above normal. Encourage your cholesterol below 200 mg / dl.Endang Dr.Pauline Praptini, Sp.GK, thus consumption of 70 grams of soluble fiber such as oatmeal are routinely shown to lower cholesterol.
4. Lower blood pressure
High blood pressure is often called the silent killer. High blood pressure is too heavy burden on the heart and blood vessels to invite an attack, with the exception of a stroke. One way is to normalize blood pressure by reducing sodium (salt) from your diet.
5. Control voltage
Stress can heart disease. There are many ways to relieve stress such as exercise, rest, take a deep breath, meditation or yoga.