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Natural Ways of Preventing Heart Disease

by Gumer Liston February 18th, 2009 | Heart Health
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heartHeart disease is a leading cause of death in many countries. In the United States alone, it kills one person every 34 seconds. That is a fact, and a scary one at that. But heart disease can be avoided, and there are natural ways that can greatly reduce your risk of acquiring it.

Get moving. Be active, take at least 30 to 45 minutes of your time each day to move your body. A sedentary lifestyle can contribute much to the risk of acquiring heart disease.  A few minutes of brisk walk every morning will help a lot. If you can, go to the gym two or three times a week. An alternative to the gym is yoga or tai chi. If you have been inactive for quite some time, get some advice from your doctor about going to the gym.

If you are a smoker, now’s the best time to stop your bad habit. Yes, it is not that easy to kick the habit but with the help of you doctor, you can choose the best method of quitting. If you are a non-smoker, avoid passive smoking.

Your diet must be low in sodium; avoid salty foods. Foods that are full of saturated fats will increase your cholesterol level greatly (and we all know that this is not good for the heart), so avoid them. The best foods to have are grains, vegetables, fruits, and fish. If you can not help but have some meat, then make sure that it is lean meat.  If you are overweight, try to lose some of those fats by becoming active; obesity may be controlled with exercise and self-discipline.

Diabetes is linked to heart disease, so you must keep your blood sugar at a normal level. But it is not only your blood sugar level that you should watch out for, you also need to maintain your blood cholesterol and blood pressure at the normal. Again, a healthy diet is the key to this factor.

Heart disease can be avoided the natural way, and you have all the chances in the world to avoid it.

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Comments 2 Responses to “Natural Ways of Preventing Heart Disease”
  1. Chris says:

    Heart disease truly ranked 1 among the causes of death around the world. And to prevent this, we should be more conscious on the food we take and to have a good exercise. As mentioned, heart disease can be avoided naturally. All you have to do is follow the tips provided and have a healthy lifestyle.

  2. aries33 says:

    a very easy way but very effective to stay away from heart disease. Very helpful information
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