Diseases have a great impact on our lives and those of our loved ones. They do not allow us to live our lives fully. Among them, cardiovascular diseases are the first cause of death in the world. But they can be avoided. So how can we avoid cardiovascular diseases?
What is a cardiovascular disease?
Cardiovascular diseases are a number of disorders that affect the heart and blood vessels. Examples of these disorders are coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, arteritis, cerebrovascular disease and venous disease.
Cardiovascular diseases can cause myocardial infarction and cardiovascular accidents. They generally affect older people, from the age of 40, who do not have or have not had a healthy lifestyle. Young people are less likely to have it.
They can be caused by smoking, poor diet, overconsumption of alcohol, sedentary lifestyle, stress and can even be hereditary.
How to avoid cardiovascular diseases?
Cardiovascular diseases can be delayed or avoided. This has been proven. You just have to respect these few lifestyle rules that are not so difficult to respect. Here they are:
- Avoid smoking: Smokers are more likely to have cardiovascular disease. Smoking 20 cigarettes a day multiplies by 3 the risk of heart attack.
- Pay attention to your weight: you must keep a normal weight. To do this, avoid anything that can make you gain too much weight. Keep an eye on your weight, your body mass index and your waistline.
- Eat healthy: it is very important to avoid cardiovascular diseases. We advise you to reduce the amount of salt in your diet, to eat a lot of fruit and vegetables and to reduce alcohol consumption.
- Doing sports: Doing sports helps to regulate blood pressure. Doing 2H30 of sports per week is highly recommended.
- Get enough sleep
Cardiovascular diseases kill many people in the world. You now know what to do to avoid them so that you can fully enjoy your life with your family and friends.