June 1, 2011

8 Factors That Put the Heart at Risk

       High blood sugar: It affects the functioning of blood vessels in the heart.

       High blood pressure: Increases the load on the heart and can result in stroke or heart attack.

       High cholesterol: It results in fatty deposits, which block the arteries.

            Obesity: If your weight is above 10% of your ideal body weight, you are heading for trouble.

            Smoking: Compared to a non-smoker, a smoker stands double the chances of developing heart disease. Smoking can also cause sudden heart failure.

6.       Alcohol: Excessive consumption of alcohol cause irregular heartbeats and can lead to a stroke.

7.       Inactive lifestyle: Regular exercise keeps obesity, diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure under control. The intensity of workout may vary person to person.

8.       Stress: Relaxation after every 24 hours is a must. Cumulative stress is an extremely harmful thing for physical and mental health.      

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