As we get into the New Year, one resolution all of us should take is to take care of ourselves and our health to ensure a healthy heart. Many people have suffered from heart diseases till now and as figures say, many more are expected to fall prey to heart problems by the end of 2010. "Just by incorporating some lifestyle changes, you can bring in fitness and health. Staying fit is probably the best thing you can do to prevent a stroke," said Dr ND Sharma.Heart is a chambered muscular organ that pumps blood received from the veins into the arteries, thereby maintaining the flow of blood through the entire circulatory system.
A heart disease occurs when the heart starts crying for oxygen and when it becomes weak. You can suffer from a heart problem if you face choking and breathlessness, and then the problem grows into heaviness of chest and left extremities, causing angina.A major step towards taking care of your heart is to change your lifestyle and the way you take care of yourself. We tend to do a lot of things wrong as far as our health is concerned. Like having coffee five-six times, eating lots of junk food or fried food, smoking just because you cannot handle the stress. All these things, knowingly or unknowingly have become a part of our routine life.
"Too much of coffee has bad effect on the heart, too much of junk and fried food raises cholesterol level and cigarette smoking is a habit that greatly increases your chances of developing cardiovascular diseases. When all this exceeds its limit, the heart demands more oxygen and the supply is reduced which can lead to heart attack in the later stages," adds Dr Sharma. Dr Nishith Chandra, Senior Consultant, interventional cardiologist, Escorts Heart Institute says: Here are tips to improve your heart health
There is a rule of four which everyone above 40 years must follow: Every person above 40 years has to exercise at least four times a week for 40 minutes and cover 4 kms.