If you’re over the age of 40 or fast approaching it, being concerned about heart related issues is logical. Here are a few tips that may help you in preventing it in the near future, and relieving you of this concern.

Avoid Stress And Stress Building Situations

Whether we know it or not, stress is one of the main reasons for heart-related diseases and complications. And while it’s true that it has its bad effects even for younger people, after the age of 40, it is particularly a bad idea. Do your best to avoid stressful situations, even if you have to cut off people who create unnecessary drama in your life or leave a job that is too stressful for you. If that is not an option, make it a habit to practice stress relieving activities on a daily basis. Activities like meditation, yoga and even swimming are ideal for this purpose.

Be Physically Active In Every Possible Way

It’s true that by now your bones don’t feel as young as they used to. As a result, we tend to stray off from exercising or any strenuous activity. We also tend to make use of technology to make our lives easy. Unfortunately, this has a pretty bad effect on your heart. To prevent this, try to be as active as you can. Walk whenever possible, taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Just make sure not to push yourself too much. If you are older than 40, it is possible that you may have to opt for elderly physiotherapy.

Know The Warning Signs Of Heart Diseases, Attacks And Strokes

Comb the internet and be aware of all the early warning signs of the most common heart diseases including heart attacks and strokes. It’s also important that you, and your family members, are aware of what to do if faced with such a situation. This prevents it from becoming bigger than it is.

Get Sufficient Sleep And Be Aware Of Sleep Apnea

In general, the recommended amount of sleep for adults between the age of 25-65 is 7-9 hours. unfortunately, very few of us get this required amount. Teach yourself the new habit of sleeping at a particular time. Get in your 7-9 hours of sleep, even if you have to sleep earlier than you ever had. At the same time, try to be more aware of sleep Apnea; a common sleep disorder around this age, if not treated, could lead to various heart complications.

Being Overweight Is The Prime Reason For Many Complications

For most of us, the prime reason for working out or staying healthy is to look good or impress someone you fancy. As we grow older and become more confident in our relationship, we tend to let go of ourselves. Remember that gaining weight is one of the biggest reasons for heart complications, among various other health issues.

Eat Healthy And Keep Well Hydrated, Give No Excuses

You are no longer in your early twenties, so you no longer have the excuse of experimenting and eating junk food as you’d wish. No matter how busy you are, make sure to eat home cooked meals for all three meals. Munch on healthy snacks and always stay hydrated.

 

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