BEWARE! YOUR HEART WILL THANK YOU
Bach. en Nutrición Humana Carolina Céspedes Vindas, Universidad de Costa Rica.
Called heart disease, cardiovascular diseases are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels, such as heart attacks, increased blood pressure (hypertension), heart failure and stroke (stroke) vessels.
Cardiovascular disease develops silently and is usually advanced when symptoms occur. They are the leading cause of death worldwide.
Physical inactivity, unhealthy eating and snuff consumption are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The positive aspect is that 80% of heart attacks and strokes are preventable premature.
At least 30 minutes of daily physical activity help maintain cardiovascular fitness. At least 60 minutes most days of the week help maintain a normal weight.
A BALANCED DIET:
Eat fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats (low-fat), fish, legumes (beans, chickpeas, lentils), and do not abuse the consumption of sugar and salt.
TO AVOID THE USE OF TOBACCO:
Snuff consumption, regardless of how (cigarettes, cigars, pipes or chewing snuff) and passive exposure to smoke snuff, seriously damages health is consumed.
Do not wait for symptoms. Regular doctor visits, controlling blood pressure, laboratory tests performed to meet their lipid profile and glucose (sugar levels in the blood) will allow greater control over the state of your health.
World Health Organization (WHO). (2006). Avoid heart attacks and strokes. Recovered from: http://www.who.int/cardiovascular_diseases/publications/avoid_heart_attack_report/es/
World Health Organization. (2016). Prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases. Recovered from http://www.who.int/cardiovascular_diseases/es/