NanoPoblano 2016 – Day Thirteen – Healthy Heart

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NanoPoblano  2016 – Day Thirteen – Healthy Heart

#NaBloPoMo – Day Thirteen of – Cheer Peppers NanoPoblano 30 Day Challenge

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Thinking you are healthy, is not always right even when you exercise by walking, gardening, you are not overweight, you eat healthily.

It’s wise to get a regular check with your physician to be sure you have a healthy body, you never get a second chance with life.

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, what can we do differently to reverse these statistics?

For an instant, big framed people need to convince themselves that “big bone structure” is just an excuse and it is up to them to choose healthy foods and organize quality exercise to have a healthy heart.

Do you have a weakness for fatty foods, love butter,cheese and fatty meat?

It should be low in trans fats but high in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and folate; it should also have a lower glycemic load and a higher polyunsaturated-to-saturated fat ratio.

We need to watch out intake of fatty foods as high cholesterol is often the cause of heart attacks.

Get at least 30 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity daily.

Eating a healthy diet doesn’t mean the end of foods we like but be careful about your salt intake.

If you are going to eat cake, make it as a treat and eat the full-version. Just don’t do it every day. ( My thought on that one, it works for me).

Drink at least half a glass of red wine, or equivalent alcohol consumption, each day, (but not more than a full glass, experts say).

Minimizing stress, stress constricts the arteries and increases the stickiness of blood platelets, setting the stage for a blood clot.

High blood pressure is called the silent killer because you can have it for years without knowing it.

The only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure measured.

Ninety percent of women who die suddenly of heart disease had at least one risk factor that could have been prevented or treated, so as an effort to prevent this kind of illnesses before it develops visit your family doctor.

Family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person, they treat each organ, every disease, all ages and both gender, so it is up to us to see we have a healthy heart.

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6 thoughts on “NanoPoblano 2016 – Day Thirteen – Healthy Heart

  1. This is a great post. I have multiple risk factors for a cardiac event, including family history. Some of the risk factors, I have no control over…like the things that trigger a stress response. Like Drac says to Bella in Hotel Transylvania II, “We’re out in the real world. There’s going to be people.” I am an introvert forced to live in an extrovert-dominated world, well outside of my comfort zone. I have high blood pressure and have had several hypertensive crises, one in the presence of a doctor that did nothing about it other than to refuse to do the needed follow-up surgery.

    Now, I am one of those uninsured Americans. The insurance that I had to cover the initial surgery dropped me, saying I no longer qualified. I do not have income enough for private insurance nor for the so-called “Obamacare”. So, regardless of the suggestion of cancer, and the fact of extremely high blood pressure, I am on my own to deal with things as best I can.

    I try to eat more veggies than meats and dairy. Thankfully, I LOVE vegetables, so that isn’t a hardship. I generally crave salt, though, and have not found a way to curb that. I sometimes crave sweet things, but not often. I am overweight, but due to complications from the initial surgery and COPD and asthma, I am very limited in the exercises that I can safely do, though I would love to be more active.

    I feel stuck, not knowing how to get off this speeding train to a cardiac event.

    Thank you for your interesting and informative posts. Have a blessed day. 🙂

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      • Thank you. I hope that my response didn’t come across as a pity party. I wasn’t intending it that way, just trying to explain my situation (and that of many others, in regards to being uninsured).

        Thank you for the thoughts and blessings. I appreciate them very much. You’re in my prayers.

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      • Thank you for understanding, Elsie, and for your willingness to listen/read what I have to say. Thank you for the hugs and hugs back to you, too. I know that you are dealing with a great deal, also. You are in my prayers.

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