February is Heart Health Month
February is the month of the Heart . This is a time of romance but it's also a time to look internally at the health of your heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world however the good news is that it is preventable!
What contributes to heart disease
There are three components that contribute to heart disease: Blood pressure, cholesterol and waist circumference. Obesity, lack of activity, high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes are the culprits and these are the areas that you want to watch if you want to preserve good heart health and prevent future damage.
When do heart attacks occur
Statistics show that most heart attacks occur in the mornings. Why? Because when you wake up you are dehydrated from lack of water from the many hours of sleep. There is also extra stress put on your heart because the brain floods your body with hormones upon waking. It is recommended to drink a glass of water before going to bed in order to retain hydration throughout the night which can help prevent a heart attack. Statistics also also show that most heart attacks occur on Mondays. This is because it's the first day back to work and most people get up early only this day after a restful weekend. The shift in the schedule from weekend to a weekday can cause stress and pressure to the heart.
What are the symptoms of a heart attack
Symptoms of a heart attack are chest pain, strong pressure in the middle of the chest, nausea, sweating, discomfort in the body, dizziness and trouble breathing. If you experience any of these symptoms then get immediate help and call 911.
What can you do prevent heart disease
Lifestyle changes are very important in helping prevent heart disease. Eating nutritious meals, staying at a healthy weight, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, being active, not smoking, preventing diabetes, keeping stress levels down and having proper supplements are ways that you can prevent it and get healthy.
Heart disease is a silent killer and if you follow an unhealthy lifestyle then you could be at risk of getting heart disease. Why not do something about it and take proactive action to reverse the disease?
We have a 90 day plan that could help you prevent heart disease and get a healthy lifestyle. Book a free consultation with us to find out how we can help you. 604-785-9002