3. Ignoring Sign of Depression and Hostility

Most individuals let obvious signs of hostility, depression and stress go unchecked by simply shrugging them off, unbeknownst of the fact that they can cause serious damage to the heart.

We all feel depressed, hostile and sad at times, but each individual has their own way of coping with these emotions. It is our way of coping with our emotions that impacts the health of our heart, which can be either negative or positive, depending on our approach.

Research reveals that individuals who have a habit of internalizing stress put themselves at a greater risk, while those who reach out for social support and treat themselves with laughter tend to make heart-healthy decisions. Besides, talking about your feelings, emotions and problems to a professional can be extremely helpful and constructive.

4. Excessive TV Watching

Regardless how regularly you work out, if you spend hours sitting in front of the telly, it will naturally increase the risk factors that contribute to the development of heart attacks and strokes. Research points out that regular exercise can never compensate for the time you spend sitting on your couch because this constant lack of movement adversely effects your blood sugar and blood fat levels.

Even if you don’t want to give up on your television or cut down the hours, try walking around after every 30 minutes, stand up to talk on the phone, or perhaps, keep a treadmill or a cycle in the TV room so you can work out while watching your favourite programmes.

16 COMMENTS

  1. Sir, i have been smoking since 25 years but average is 3 per day. Now, i am 48 years old. I do exercise every day since 15 years. If I stop smoking totally, in how many years i would become equivalent to a non smoker? I don’t have any ailment so far except BP. Using since 6 years.

    • Thats a very fair and relevant question… probably too many individuals
      Did you get a response or satisfactory answer to this Chandra??

  2. sir, i”ve been smoke when i was 20yrs old and now i have some problem with my heart and please can you help me or teach me some ways to solve my problem!

  3. Sir , my son of 9 years old somethimes something in the midle of the chest it hurts . How do i now whats hapening to him and wy?

  4. Actually our sleep is the most important thing in our lives. We will definitely die without Delta and Rem levels of sleep. Our bodies do not rejuvenate, memories aren’t made. Eventually, we become mentally unstable and are worse than perpetually drunk. And of course, it will destroy your heart, but in your madness, you won’t even notice. That’s why it’s called torture!! Sadly, some of us suffer from this disorder, and there is no cure. My specialist called it death by 1000 cuts.

  5. Hi,The articles were all very interesting I enjoyed reading about them an I do exercises an walk 3 to 6 miles every other day. I do sit ups an stretching watch what I eat stay away from fried foods I eat chicken alot an salad’s I use raspberry vinaigrette. I’m 66 now still want to loose 10 pound’s I’m 135.

  6. Sodium intake causing high blood pressure is only true in the short term – only of concern if you are already dealing with high blood pressure. As for the rest of this, bang on. My only question is how does one manage to get enough calories from vegetables and fruits alone? It would seem rather difficult – as fruits and especially vegetables tend to be very dilute sources of caloric intake.

  7. Smoking is probably the worse thing you can do to your health aside from drinking too much regularly, I’ve watched several friends and relatives pass away from it. It’s the most insidious way to die.

    • It has been successful 25 days that i have left smoking. I am a patient of high blood pressure and i am on meds (Amlo). Initially it was a tough decision and despite of deciding, i was unable to survive for even a day and end up smoking a ciggerate.
      Motivation is the key. I downloaded a app to help me quit. It shows how many days i was smoke free and helped me to keep up. Self motivation is only that can help. There are many app for this. Now after 25 days of smoke free lungs, i feel full of oxygen and can actually breath deep.

  8. Sir,when i am jogging or doing some rigorous exercise i do feel some pains in my chest and i have a high blood pressure.Please are this all symptoms of heart problems.

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