7 Common Mistakes Young People Should Avoid For A Healthy Heart

Raba NoorWeb Editor

26th Jul, 2021. 11:41 pm
Healthy Heart

Heart health: Several common mistakes can unknowingly affect your health and increase disease risk. Here are some of these you should avoid.

During the ongoing pandemic, with restricted physical activities, individuals are not only restricted to stay at home but are working for prolonged hours and inclined to junk food. The excess use of gadgets and social media has also inclined them towards a sedentary lifestyle. Here are some common mistakes youngsters should avoid to safeguard their heart health.

Youngsters should avoid following these:

1. Stress

Stress leads to high blood pressure, chest pain, irregular heartbeats which weakens the heart muscles leading to heart diseases. High cortisol levels from long-term stress increase blood cholesterol, triglyceride, and blood sugar levels.

2. Smoking

People who smoke are at a higher risk of coronary artery disease and brain stroke. Almost 1 out of 5 heart-related deaths are directly related to smoking. Life expectancy is much lesser in people who are heavy smokers.

3. Sedentary lifestyle

A sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of several health conditions. You should exercise for at least 30 minutes a day for a healthy heart. It will also help control other risk factors linked with heart diseases such as high blood pressure, uncontrolled diabetes, obesity, and much more.

4. Long working hours

Prolonged and irregular working hours have always been associated with negative health and well-being, which to leads to sleep disorders, accidents, worsens mental health, and heart attacks. One should take intermittent breaks while working like stretching exercises, keeping the right posture, and good hydration for a healthy body.

5. Late night sleep

Sleep has a dramatic effect on your mental as well as physical well-being. It is crucial to ensure 7-8 hours of sleep every day. it is crucial to ensure a healthy sleep schedule for a healthy mind and body

6. Junk food

It is rich in instant calories and bad cholesterol. Indulging in junk food too often increases the risk of several health conditions including weight gain, poor cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and more. It is advised to take a balanced diet (full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, fish, and poultry).

7. Associated Diseases-

Diseases like hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and DVT increase the risk of coronary artery disease. Therefore it is crucial to managing these conditions.

Take note- Regular meditation and yoga not only help in reducing mental stress but also increase the physical wellbeing of the individual keeping them healthy and motivated.

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