4 tips to improve heart health

 

Tell a woman she's more likely to die from a heart attack or stroke than breast cancer and she won't believe you. However, heart disease and blood vessel disease together cause twice as many deaths among women as all forms of cancer. To protect yourself, ladies, follow these sound health tips, developed just for you!

 

1. Think of yourself first

 

A hospital study found that low self-esteem was the main reason for not making the changes necessary to improve their cardiovascular health. Remember: if you are gone, what you did for others will no longer matter.

 

2. Take time to relax

 


 


Once back from work, meditate or just sit in a quiet, dark room for 20 minutes. Stress harms the heart directly and indirectly when you avoid making lifestyle changes that might help your heart. And in a woman's life, the stress of work is often compounded by the stress of the home. Give yourself a break between your two worlds. It will make a huge difference to your heart health.


3. Keep the hearts of your family members healthy


 

Just as you do by advocating the benefits of healthy eating and the harms of smoking or excess alcohol, encourage your children and grandchildren to be aware of the importance of caring for their hearts. So you can prevent heart disease in future generations. Encourage them to be active with you. Prepare meals with them so that they learn what are "good" and "bad" foods.

 

4. Listen to your body


Do not assume that if you do not have acute chest pain, you do not have a heart attack. So pay attention to your body. Surveys of women who have had a heart attack indicate that they may have certain unique symptoms the month before the attack, such as an unusual feeling of fatigue, sleep problems, indigestion and weakness in the arms.