What can I do to have a healthy heart at 40?

What can I do to have a healthy heart at 40? This question keeps on ticking our minds these days with heart attack cases on the rise. Let us check some solutions for a healthy heart.

With heart attacks on the high rise which is especially seen in young people aged around 40, people are more concerned about their heart health. Many people have come into the limelight suffering from attacks. From Siddarth Shukla to Sonali Phogat, the Big Boss Fame heartbreaking and shocking news of losing their lives due to heart attack has taught us a lot of lessons. This shows and sets a perfect example that we should reduce stress levels for a healthy heart. There are many causative factors that may affect the heart. We should take charge of our health before it's too late and take action to prevent heart issues. 

Why is a heart attack on the high rise?

Many of us are neglecting our heart health. From a sedentary lifestyle to heavy exercise, there are many causes of heart issues. It is important to take into account why heart health is being targeted and affected easily these days. Let us tell you some important causes of heart issues. Maintaining and knowing these causes can help in preventing heart attack and heart issues. Eliminating these causative factors can prevent future health issues and keep you healthy at 40. 

The causes of a heart attack on the high rise are as follows- 

  • Obese or overweight 
  • Increased Stress levels 
  • Sedentary lifestyle 
  • Too heavy exercises 
  • Heavy weight training in the gym 
  • Taking steroidal medicines 
  • Taking long-term medicines may affect the heart 
  • Past history of BP, diabetes, and high cholesterol 
  • High triglyceride levels 
  • An unhealthy diet with packaged foods 
  • Smoking and alcohol 

So, what's the solution? Well, the best solution is “Moderation.” It is important to exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle in moderation. We must also keep stress in moderation. Stress is a normal feature of life. We all go through it. But, how we deal with it is very important. 

How to ensure that I have a healthy heart?

You must ensure that you have a healthy heart by the following steps- 

  • Go for timely routine check-ups 
  • Check for BP, cholesterol, and sugar levels 
  • Eat healthy foods like fruits and vegetables 
  • Include healthy fats like nuts and seeds 
  • Drink water
  • Walking for 45 mins is a good idea 
  • Avoid red meat, trans fat, and packaged foods 
  • Ensure high protein-based meals 
  • Avoid lactose, Include plant-based milk 
  • Switch to oats 
  • Include plant-based milk 
  • Avoid gluten and include ragi and bajra 
  • Drink green tea 
  • Take your supplements regularly 
  • Include omega 3 fatty acids 
  • Sleep well 
  • Destress yourself with yoga and meditation 

Practice these daily habits for a healthy heart at 40. 

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Dr. Rati Parwani

Dr Rati Parwani is a Practising Professional BHMS Doctor having experience of 8 years in the medical field. Her approach towards each and every patient is the utmost professional with high standards of practice. She has nurtured her writing skills and proves it as an asset to her professionalism. She has experience in content writing and likes her writing ethical and scientific-based.

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