The number of patients associated with heart diseases is increasing steadily in the country and the world. It is not that this problem is arising only in old age but also the younger generations are falling victim to it. In such a situation, it is very important to have the right information to maintain the health of the heart. To spread this awareness, 29 September is celebrated every year as ‘World Heart Day’. It has been seen that the ill effects of mistakes made in your youth are seen later on health. Today in this episode, we are going to tell you about those mistakes made in youth which will prove to be dangerous for heart health.
Sitting and reducing physical activity
You must have heard many times from your elders that sitting in youth becomes a problem in old age. This statement is also true in terms of health. Actually people who spend more time sitting, they are more at risk of heart related diseases. Actually, by sitting, our blood circulation gets disturbed and the arteries start shrinking, which puts pressure on the heart. In a 2015 study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers found that prolonged sitting could increase the risk of heart disease by up to 14 percent. So try that if you have a desk job as well, then participate more and more in physical activity and heart for the rest of the time.
Ignoring Fruits and Vegetables in Food
If you are someone who eats fruits and vegetables very little, then understand that you have called many diseases. A 2014 meta-analysis found that eating just five servings of fruits and vegetables a day can reduce the risk of dying of heart disease by up to 20 percent. At the same time, people who keep fruits and vegetables low in their food easily catch obesity and blood pressure related diseases, which work to trigger heart diseases.
Bad Oral Care
You will be surprised to know that your dental care is linked to your heart health. Yes, in fact, people who avoid flossing have periodontal diseases. Actually, people with gum disease have a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular events. Actually periodontal disease increases the markers of inflammation in your body and inflammation in your bloodstream, which become the major causes of heart disease. So do not brush for your heart health and forget about flossing.
Smoking and taking contraceptive pills
Smoking has always been harmful to heart health. In such a situation, it is important that you quit your smoking habit. Whether it is about drinking a cigarette or a cigarette, it is harmful to the health of the heart in every way. This increases the risk of heart attack rapidly. At the same time, taking contraceptive pills by women also allows for tampering with the health of the heart. Actually taking oral contraceptive pills can increase your blood pressure and can even trigger obesity in many people. So avoid taking contraceptive pills.
Take more stress
There is often a struggle in the days of youth regarding jobs and careers. But taking more stress than before can make you sick. At the same time, it can cause problems related to high blood pressure and too much anger. Especially when you let it grow over time. Actually high levels of cortisol from prolonged stress can increase your risk of heart disease by increasing your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. In such a situation, you should learn stress management. One should do yoga and try to keep the mind calm.