Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ways of Keeping Heart Health

World Heart Federation (World Heart Federation/WHF) predicts cardiovascular disease will be the main cause of death in Asia in 2010. Therefore, it is expected with the launching of the program "Healthy Indonesia 2010" by the Ministry of Health, the death rate from heart disease could be reduced to the lowest limit.

Surely not difficult to reduce the risk of heart disease threat. For starters, you can follow some tips below:

1. Adjust your diet

a. Try eating more foods such as rice, vegetables (green beans, spinach, etc.), fruits, fish, whole grains and yogurt.
b. Reduce intake of foods such as milk, cheese and nuts. Add the garlic on your food recipes.
c. Eating foods containing beta carotene as carrots, cabbage and tubers.
d. Reduce sodium intake, no more than 1 1/4 teaspoon salt in a day. Eat regular meals. Drinking enough water. Change the habit of drinking coffee with tea.

2. Changing patterns and lifestyles

a. Exercise regularly. Initially selectable types of mild to moderate-intensity exercise like brisk walking or stationary bike at least once during the 30 minutes three to five times a week. Make a habit of using the stairs every want to go to a higher floor.
b. Take advantage of every opportunity to perform physical activity. If you drive a motor vehicle, try to park a little farther from your destination so you get used to walking.
c. Do housework like sweeping, mopping, cleaning the house in addition to your sport. Maintain your ideal weight.
d. Stop smoking and avoid alcoholic beverages.
e. Get plenty of rest. Organize your daily schedule to avoid stress.
f. Do it a useful exercise to reduce stress such as relaxation therapy, yoga and meditation. Much laughter is also a good medicine.

3. Check with your health regularly

a. Know the history of heart disease and blood vessels in your family tree.
b. Perform regular medical check ups, including in it is to monitor blood pressure and cholesterol in your body.

4. Take only drugs that are prescribed by a doctor for your

5. Give and receive affection from the people you care about

Try applying some basic tips above in your daily life, for the most appropriate treatment for heart disease is actually preventing heart disease itself.

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