Updated: Sep 13, 2022
Healthy people around the world suddenly drop dead due to cardiac arrests☠️ Why?
Because arterial clogs caused by sedentary lifestyles involving smoking and bad eating cannot be traced easily until almost 70% of the arterial clog has been accumulated!
So most people might be walking around with clogged arteries WITHOUT even knowing it!
But here are 5 immediate changes you can make in your lifestyle to reduce your risk of cardiac arrest:
Eat a Healthy Diet
For the sake of your heart, you should avoid foods that are oily, high in cholesterol, sugary and high in carbohydrates. These kinds of foods increase your bad cholesterol levels, which clog your arteries and prevent proper blood flow. Eat a heart-healthy diet that is full of your favorite fruits and vegetables instead.
Take 15 to 20 minutes a day to exercise. A brisk walk or bike ride are great ways to enjoy the fresh air while keeping your heart healthy.
If Necessary, Lose Weight
If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is higher than it should be, your heart might be suffering; however, you can prevent future problems by creating yourself a daily regimen that includes healthy foods and exercise.
Reduce Your Stress Level
Emotional stress is a major contributing factor for cardiac arrest. Therefore, avoiding stressful situations and focusing on relaxing can help reduce the likelihood that you will suffer a cardiac arrest. Furthermore, take it a step further and find a way to release your stress through practicing deep breathing techniques and/or yoga.
Stop Using Tobacco and Drinking
Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco and drinking alcoholic beverages can increase the size of your heart muscle. In addition, these habits tend to cause high blood pressure. Furthermore, studies indicate that individuals who smoke develop plaque in their arteries more often than non-smokers do.
I’d you’re someone who feels chest pain regularly then consult a doctor immediately and keep a CPR kit at home just in case!