31, జులై 2010, శనివారం

My Heart is Beating! (Don't know when it Stops)

Every one of us have a Heart.
how silly am i?

But, i must say in another way.. we have Only one heart.

What if it asks some rest? by all the burden we have put on it?

Scientific evidence indicates 7 risk factors, which, if addressed, can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease – even reverse it!

Then what are those Seven? How to save our heart?

Answers are simple and we know them. but we don't implement.
1. Smoking (We luv dhoop sticks. but, not our heart. Smokers risk a heart attack twice as much as non-smokers. Smoking is also the most preventable risk factor. So if you smoke, quit right now. Also remember that non-smokers who are exposed to constant smoke are at an increased risk. And that’s not fair. )
2. Cholesterol (A diet low in cholesterol, saturated & trans fat will help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Regular exercise will also help lower ‘bad’ cholesterol and raise ‘good’ cholesterol levels. So, Please have your cholesterol levels checked. )
3. Blood pressure (Like cholesterol, blood pressure interpretation and treatment should be individualized, taking into account your entire risk profile. Control blood pressure through diet, exercise, weight management, and if needed, medication. )
4. Diabetes (No celebrations :( If not properly controlled, diabetes can lead to significant heart damage, including heart attacks and death. Control diabetes through a healthy diet, exercise, maintaining the right weight, and taking medications as prescribed by your doctor.)
5. Sedentary Lifestyle ( No stretching at all. No exercise.. nothing. Many of us lead sedentary lives, exercising infrequently or not at all. Simple leisure-time activities like gardening or walking can lower your risk of heart disease. Try to exercise 30 minutes every day, at moderate intensity. )
6. Unhealthy eating (Eat a heart-healthy diet, low in salt, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, and refined sugars. Try to increase your intake of foods rich in vitamins and other nutrients, especially antioxidants, which have been proven to lower your risk for heart disease. Also eat plant-based foods such as fruits and vegetables, nuts and whole grains.)
7. Stress (Poorly controlled stress and anger can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Use stress and anger management techniques to lower your risk. Learn to manage your time better, set realistic goals, and take up activities like Yoga. Meditate for 10 minutes, walk wherever possible, eat right, and keep an eye on the above risk factors.)

We, Indians have high risk of heart attack.

Studies over the last 60 years show an alarmingly high rate of coronary heart disease and premature heart disease among Indians.

The trend was first observed among Indians in the late 1950s, but unfortunately little has been done since then to reverse it. We are now witnessing the spread of an epidemic across the South Asian region and India is right in the middle of it.

It is estimated that Indians are nearly four times more susceptible to heart attacks than Caucasians, with 25% of attacks happening to people under the age of 40, unheard of in other populations.

Among urban Indians, incidence of heart problems is 12%, while it’s just 5% in the US. (Wait a minute, isn’t junk food more popular there?)

So, what have we done to deserve this? Is it the lack of regular physical activity? Poor blood cholesterol levels? Poor eating habits? Stress?

Let's care our heart at least now.
Let's take a pledge to quit smoking, check cholesterol, control diabetes etc..
Not Only you.. or me. Let's Join hands to take the pledge together.


Take the Pledge Here and value your family.
Family deserves more than Two minutes. But this pledge don't take longer.
Join the Campain on Facebook, here.

I'm eagerly waiting to know 'what pledge you have taken?'
Plz lemme know by commenting here.

 92 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy
"Sourced from www.apollolife.com”

2 comments:

Someone Is Special చెప్పారు...

Well said buddy and thanks for participating in this initiative..
I wish you a Good luck..

Do stop by Save a Heart - The Untold Story !
Yours Frendly,
Saravana Kumar M

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