“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” Buddha
Cardiovascular Disease Facts & Statistics
Did you know…?
Heart Disease based on Ethnicity
Heart Disease based on Geography
During 2007-2009, heart diseases were highest in the South and lowest in the West
Exercise and Cardiovascular Health
Improving one’s cardiovascular health is very important to one’s life. The reason why improving one’s cardiovascular health is important is because the leading cause of deaths per year is cardiovascular disease or heart disease. Cardiovascular disease is so prominent nowadays because people are not getting enough exercise. Exercise is one of the most effective methods of decreasing your risk of cardiovascular disease. It is recommended that a person should exercise at least thirty minutes, three to five times a week, preferably all days of the week. There are number of activities and exercises to improve one’s cardiovascular health and it is best to choose one that you enjoy and love to do.
Here are some at-home cardio based exercises that you can do if you DO NOT have access to a gym:
Here are some cardio exercises that you can do if you DO have access to a gym:
Another form of cardio is sports and here are some just to name a few:
AS LONG AS YOU ARE
ACTIVE, YOU ARE PROMOTING HEART HEALTH & WELLNESS!
What is Nutrition? How can it benefit our health?
Nutrition is the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth. Even though exercising helps us improve our cardiovascular health, eating healthy is also another way when it comes to improving one’s cardiovascular health.
We need to realize that consuming junk food or fast food on a regular day basis will put us at a greater risk of getting any type of cardiovascular disease. It’s important that we consume the recommended amount of vegetables, fruits, meats, and limit our intake in fats. Myplate.gov is a website where everyone can go to know exactly how many servings of fruits, vegetables, meats, and also fats they should partake in every day.
We also have to drink the recommended amount of water which is 8-10 glasses a day. HYDRATE! HYDRATE! HYDRATE! Water helps flushes out the fats from our system and we excrete these wastes later on.
When you eat right, you feel great! It helps you have more energy throughout the day whether you’re at school or at work. If you want to set yourself up on a healthy diet, you should think about planning the healthy diet as a number of small manageable steps rather than just one drastic change. If you approach these steps gradually with commitment, you would see great results!
Cardiovascular Diseases & Prevention
Now that you know that heart disease is the leading cause for death in the United States, let’s state what you can do to prevent it!
Heart diseases such as coronary artery disease can lead to a HEART ATTACK. First, let’s examine the signs & symptoms of a heart attack. They include:
It is EXTREMELY important to recognize
the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and to act immediately in order to get emergency treatment.
Prevention & Lifestyle Changes: WHAT CAN YOU DO!
For individuals with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes, these steps can lower risks for heart disease: