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Age Is No Barrier For Heart Care

Age Is No Barrier For Heart Care: Although heart diseases have become pretty common, the good news is that most of the time they occur because we do not give it enough importance. If we can focus on a few things, we can prevent heart diseases to a great extent.

" If you are planning to worry about your heart when you are in your 50s, you are mistaken. We tell you why and what you should do"

What one has to remember always is that we should not wait to cross the age 50 or 60 to start caring for our hearts. Heart diseases can occur at any age. In this issue, we shall focus on preventing heart diseases at any age.
Heart problem can occur at any age
Heart problem can occur at any age
Age Is No Barrier For Heart Care
Whatever your age, choose a healthy eating plan. The food you eat can decrease your risk of heart disease and stroke. Choose foods low in saturated fat, trans fat, and sodium. As part of a healthy diet, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, fibrerich whole grains, fish (preferably oily fish – at least twice per week), nuts, legumes and seeds and try eating some meals without meat.

Again, whatever your age, you’ve got to be physically active. You can slowly work up to at least 2½ hours (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity (e.g., brisk walking) every week or one hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) of vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity (e.g., jogging, running) or a combination of both every week.

It's never too early or too late to learn the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke. Not everyone experiences sudden numbness with a stroke or severe chest pain with a heart attack. And heart attack symptoms in women can be different than men.

Let’s now discuss what people of different age groups can do in order to protect their hearts.

The 20s

Getting smart about your heart early on puts you far ahead of the curve. Be physically active. It’s a lot easier to be active and stay active if you start at a young age. If you’re accustomed to physical activity, you’ll sustain it. Keep your workout routine interesting by mixing it up and finding new motivators. Smoking is a silent killer.

There’s a tendency among youngsters to smoke perhaps due to peer pressure. But I would say not only that you should not smoke, but also never be a passive smoker. Move away from friends while they are smoking. Exposure to second-hand smoke poses a serious health hazard.

The 30s

This is the time you have to juggle family and careers. This might leave you with little time to worry about your hearts. Here are some ways to balance all three:

Make heart-healthy living a family affair. Create and sustain heart-healthy habits in your kids and you’ll reap the benefits, too. Spend less time on the couch and more time on the move. Explore a nearby park on foot or bike. Shoot some hoops or walk the dog.

Know your family history. This is important because if your family has people with heart diseases, then it is likely that you will also acquire this unless you take extra care. Shake down your family tree to learn about heart health. Having a relative with heart disease increases your risk, and more so if the relative is a parent or sibling.

Tame your stress. Long-term stress causes an increase in heart rate and blood pressure that may damage the artery walls. Learning stress management techniques not only benefits your body, but also your quality of life. Try deep breathing exercises and find time each day to do something you enjoy. Giving back through volunteering also does wonders for knocking out stress.

The 40s

If heart health hasn’t been a priority, don’t worry. Healthy choices you make now can strengthen your heart for the long haul. Understand why you need to make a lifestyle change and have the confidence to make it. Then, tackle them one at a time. Each success makes you more confident to take on the next one.Watch your weight. 

You may notice your metabolism slowing down in your 40s. But you can avoid weight gain by following a heart-healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise. The trick is to find a workout routine you enjoy. If you need motivation to get moving, find a workout buddy.

The 50s

Unlike the emergence of wrinkles and gray hair, what you can’t see as you get older is the impact aging has on your heart. So starting in the 50s, you need to take extra steps. So eat a healthy diet. It’s easy to slip into some unhealthy eating habits, so refresh your eating habits by eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, fibre-rich whole grains, fish (preferably oily fish – at least twice per week), nuts, legumes and seeds and try eating some meals without meat.

Follow your treatment plan. By now, you may have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or other conditions that increase your risk for heart disease or stroke. Lower your risk by following your prescribed treatment plan, including medications and lifestyle and diet changes.

The 60s

With age comes an increased risk for heart disease. Your blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart-related numbers tend to rise. Watching your numbers closely and managing any health problems that arise – along with the requisite healthy eating and exercise – can help you live longer and better.

Watch your weight. Your body needs fewer calories as you get older. Excess weight causes your heart to work harder and increases the risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. Exercising regularly and eating smaller portions of nutrient-rich foods may help you maintain a healthy weight.

While precautions can help us to some extent. One cannot be completely certain of the workings of our heart. But picking up signals from heart is as important as caring for it


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