Monday March 30, 2020

Heart Health Guide for All Age Groups

How to maintain heart health, for all ages? Find it out here

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Here are a few common factors that contribute to cardiovascular diseases in all age groups: unhealthy eating, being overweight or obese, physical inactivity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes. smoking/alcohol use, and depression. Pixabay

BY SIDDHI JAIN

Heart diseases are one of the leading causes of ill health and mortality in India, but with some precaution, keeping your heart healthy is not all that difficult. This is a health and lifestyle news.

“Cardiac ailments killed more Indians in 2016 (28 percent) than any other non-communicable disease. Its prevalence is increasing in developing countries like India,” says Dr. Punish Sadana, Principal Consultant, Department of Cardiology, Max Hospital, Dehradun.

Here are a few common factors that contribute to cardiovascular diseases in all age groups: unhealthy eating, being overweight or obese, physical inactivity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes. smoking/alcohol use, and depression.

No matter what your age, everyone can benefit from lifestyle changes.

As per the doctor, you should eat heart-healthy. Choose a healthy eating plan. The foods you eat may decrease your risk of heart disease and stroke. Choose foods low in saturated fat, trans-fat, and sodium. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, fiber-rich whole grains, fish, nuts, legumes, and seeds. In general, red meats such as beef, pork, and lamb, have more saturated fat than chicken or fish, limiting the same. Select low fat dairy products such as Greek yogurt, skimmed milk, and cottage cheese. Limit your sugar intake by drinking sugar-free beverages.

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No matter what your age is, everyone can benefit from lifestyle changes. Pixabay

Getting physically active also helps. Adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week. This can include brisk walks, swimming, bicycling, jump rope, etc.

 

Kids

  • Limit kids’ screen time. If they spend all their time watching TV/phones and sitting in front of the computers now, they are likely to do the same thing as adults.
  • Schedule a time for meals and stick to it.
  • Get some exercise as a family.
  • Assign active chores to kids.

Adolescents

  • Find a doctor and have regular wellness exams.
  • Don’t smoke and avoid secondhand smoke.
  • Tame your stress. Learning stress management techniques not only benefits your body, but also your quality of life.
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With increasing age comes an increased risk for heart disease. Pixabay

Adults

  • Juggling family and career leaves many adults with little time to worry about their hearts. Know your family history. Having a related family member with heart disease increases your risk as well.
  • Attain a healthy weight. You may notice your metabolism slows down in your 40s. Avoid weight gain by following a heart-healthy diet. It is also crucial to get plenty of exercise.
  • Check your blood sugar level.
  • Know the warning signs of a heart attack.

Also Read- Follow This Weekly Workout Routine at Your Home

Elderly

  • With age comes an increased risk for heart disease. Your blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart-related numbers tend to rise. Take care of them. Exercising regularly and eating smaller portions of nutrient-rich foods may help you maintain a healthy weight. (IANS)

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Here Are Some Health-Boosting Beverages Which You Can Try

Want to have a quick, refreshing drink that also boosts your health and immunity? Look no further

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Beverages can make you feel refreshed and energized. Pixabay

Want to have a quick, refreshing drink that also boosts your health and immunity? Look no further, these recipes don’t come out of a bottle and are healthier options suggests Chef Ayesha Nallaseth, Culinary Product Specialist, Tupperware India.

Banana Walnut Shake

Ingredients:

Half tropical cup banana,
peeled and quartered
1 cup milk
2 tbsp walnuts
chopped
4-5 ice cubes
Honey to drizzle

Method: Chop the banana and walnut. Add the mixture to Tupperware Quick Shake, pour milk, honey and ice cubes and shake well till well incorporated and serve immediately.

Tip: Complete food for the nerves, muscle, immunity and brain to save them from damage and boost recovery.

Ultimate Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup soy milk/almond milk
1 cup spinach leaves
1 banana
1 tbsp peanut butter

Breakfast Drink, Almond, Cocoa, Nibs, Shake, Banana
Healthy beverages may actually boost your immunity and help you stay fit in long run. Pixabay

Method: Add the spinach leaves banana and peanut butter and finely chop. Add ice cubes to quick shake add the above mix and soy or almond milk and shake well. Serve chilled.

Kahwa tea

Ingredients:

2 cups water
1 Tsp tea leaves
2 tsp sugar
4 green cardamom
1 pc Cinnamon stick,
4 to 5 strands saffron (optional)

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Method: Boil water add the tea leaves and sugar and strain and pour it in the flask. Then add the cardamom, cinnamon sticks and saffron strands.

Close the flask. Serve using smidgets as a welcome drink. (IANS)