Choosing a healthy way of living can sow the seeds for a fulfilling and longer life. All you have to do is stay positive and start making small changes in daily routine.


Are you aware of the fact that heart attacks and strokes are the leading reasons for premature deaths? It has been scientifically proven that unhealthy eating practices and sedentary lifestyle are the root cause behind occurrence of such diseases. But the good news is that these diseases are highly preventable in nature. Choosing a healthy way of living can sow the seeds for a fulfilling and longer life. All you have to do is stay positive and start making small changes in daily routine.

What is the Best Way to Prevent Heart Attacks and Brain Strokes?

Here are some tips that can minimize your risks of getting a stroke or heart attack.

  • Say No to Smoking — Smoking considerably raises your odds of getting a heart attack or stroke. Therefore, you must stop smoking before it gets too late. If you are a chain smoker and facing difficulties in quitting this habit, then you may consider talking to a doctor for assistance.
  • Maintain a Healthy Weight — Obesity is one of the major risk factors quadrupling your risks of getting a stroke or severe heart disease if not taken care of. You must lower down the intake of junk foods and increase the amount of physical activity. You must walk whenever possible, climb stairs instead of taking elevators and keep a check on weight.
  • Eat Naturally — Well, we all crave for cheese pizzas, burgers, and other fried food items. It is completely okay to have them once in a while. But eating such foods on a regular basis can significantly deteriorate your heart health. You must increase intake of fresh juices, fruits and vegetables in your daily diet for ensuring good health status.
  • Stay Stress-Free — Nowadays, stress has taken a toll on our lives. It can give rise to a large range of health disorders including heart attacks and strokes. The best way to reduce stress is to sleep well, eat well and exercise. You may try practicing meditation and other breathing techniques to rejuvenate your mind.
  • Exercise More Often — Exercising in fresh air is all the therapy one needs to feel good from inside as well as outside. Exercising not just improves physical health but it promotes mental health as well. You should make it a point to exercise daily or at least thrice a week.
  • Regular Medical Checkups — Do you know that a family history of heart diseases and brain stroke can raise your chances of getting them? This is why you should visit well-experienced doctors at regular intervals for keeping a track on your health especially when someone in your family has had such disorders.

Your Brain & Heart Health Starts With You

 While your physician can help you maintain your heart health with regular checkups, your heart health begins at home, where you make choices every day that impact your heart. There are many easy but effective ways to make sure you’re keeping your heart’s health a priority.

 Your heart is always working hard for you — but you can make its job a little easier and a lot more effective with a healthy, heart-centered lifestyle.

 A heart health consultation is important, but recent studies point out that many patients may be subjected to unnecessary screening or testing, which may then result in overdiagnosis and overtreatment. City International Hospital has also outlined some of the commonly ordered but unneeded exams, which may include stress cardiac imaging. They then suggested that such tests should not be part of routine screening.

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