Heart disease has been the leading cause of death for adults in the US. Heart disease is when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become narrowed or even blocked completely. While heart disease can be a genetic issue lifestyle changes can deeply alter your chances of having heart disease.
There are many choices you can make day to day to improve heart health. One of the best ways to improve the health of your heart is to become more active. Even thirty minutes of moderate exercise on weekdays can help lower high blood pressure, cholesterol, and even weight. Eating healthy can also help to reduce weight and improve health. Aiming for mostly colorful fruits and veggies and whole grains and lean proteins. Keeping track of your calorie input and output can help you to see where to make those changes which can be done little by little. It can be a simple as adding in a new fruit to your diet each week. Sleeping well and maintaining mental health are also extremely important when it comes to improving health. A lack of sleep can lead to stress which has been linked to increased blood pressure and is a leading factor in heart disease as well as heart attacks.
These are some simple lifestyle changes that can be made that will greatly improve your likelihood of not suffering from heart disease.