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5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by Bigmugu: 6:52am On Mar 20
This article has been put up to help us all maintain a Good and healthy Heart to help protect us from Unusual Heart Disease and problems.


1) Eat healthy fats, NOT trans fats.

We need fats in our diet, including saturated and polyunsaturated and unsaturated fats. One fat we don’t need is trans fat, which is known to increase your risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke over a lifetime.

This is because trans fat clogs your arteries by raising your bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and lowering your good cholesterol levels (HDL). By cutting them from your diet, you improve the blood flow throughout your body.

So, what are trans fats? They are industry-produced fats often used in packaged baked goods, snack foods, margarines and fried fast foods to add flavor and texture.


2) Practice good dental hygiene, especially flossing your teeth daily.

Dental health is a good indication of overall health, including your heart, because those who have periodontal (gum) disease often have the same risk factors for heart disease.

Studies continue on this issue, but many have shown that bacteria in the mouth involved in the development of gum disease can move into the bloodstream and cause an elevation in C-reactive protein, a marker for inflammation in the blood vessels.

These changes may in turn, increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. TIP: Floss and brush your teeth daily to ward off gum disease. It’s more than cavities you may have to deal with if you are fighting gum disease.



3) Get enough sleep.

Sleep is an essential part of keeping your heart healthy.

If you don’t sleep enough, you may be at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease no matter your age or other health habits. One study looking at 3,000 adults over the age of 45 found that those who slept fewer than six hours per night were about twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack as people who slept six to eight hours per night.

Researchers believe sleeping too little causes disruptions in underlying health conditions and biological processes, including blood pressure and inflammation.

TIP: Make sleep a priority. Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep most nights. If you have sleep apnea, you should be treated as this condition is linked to heart disease and arrhythmias.


4) Don’t sit for too long at one time.

In recent years, research has suggested that staying seated for long periods of time is bad for your health no matter how much exercise you do.

This is bad news for the many people who sit at sedentary jobs all day. When looking at the combined results of several observational studies that included nearly 800,000 people, researchers found that in those who sat the most, there was an associated 147 percent increase in cardiovascular events and a 90 percent increase in death caused by these events.

In addition, sitting for long periods of time (especially when traveling) increases your risk of deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot).

TIP: Experts say it’s important to move throughout the day. Park farther away from the office, take a few shorter walks throughout the day and/or use a standing work station so you can move up and down. And remember to exercise on most days.


5) Avoid secondhand smoke like the plague.

Studies show that the risk of developing heart disease is about 25 to 30 percent higher for people who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work.

According to the American Heart Association, exposure to tobacco smoke contributes to about 34,000 premature heart disease deaths and 7,300 lung cancer deaths each year.

And nonsmokers who have high blood pressure or high blood cholesterol have an even greater risk of developing heart disease when they’re exposed to secondhand smoke.

This is because the chemicals emitted from cigarette smoke promote the development of plaque buildup in the arteries.

TIP: Be firm with smokers that you do not want to be around environmental smoke — and keep children away from secondhand smoke.

Follow these five tips and you’ll be doing your heart a favor. You’ll feel better and be able to stay active with a heart-healthy lifestyle.

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Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by Dozie32: 6:58am On Mar 20
Mine is just bleeping and drinking..
Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by Amuocha: 6:58am On Mar 20
Ok
Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by SenJoe(m): 6:59am On Mar 20
Wow. Noted
Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by StarUp(f): 7:00am On Mar 20
Number 6: Avoid "wanking"... Looks like nairaland is filled with " Vaseline crew".

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Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by Bacteriologist(m): 7:00am On Mar 20
Let me add a few more.

6. Exercise regularly. 15-30min of aerobic exercises each day which suffice.

7. Eat less salt.

8. Avoid alcohol intoxication.

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Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by mirinda01(m): 7:01am On Mar 20
Mine is good to go. The best heart ever.
Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by Okite15(m): 7:01am On Mar 20
Great tips
Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by drealOyinade: 7:02am On Mar 20
Also, drink enough water to hydrate and flush away toxins from the body

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Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by lordraiden(m): 7:02am On Mar 20
Five things for me to do and stay healthy
1.fvck
2.fvck hard
3.fvck very hard
4.fvck harder
5.fvck more

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Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by Adesouth(m): 7:02am On Mar 20
Avoid slay queens.......and minding your business nko?

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Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by Denikayan: 7:04am On Mar 20
Eat Okro soup daily.

It's nutritious and very sweet.
Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by emmyt2: 7:04am On Mar 20
Information is power

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Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by nairalee: 7:05am On Mar 20
I'm guilty of all.

This issue of secondary smoking is annoying and still unclear to me.

How can it be more dangerous for secondary smokers when primary smokers take it directly into their lungs and still inhale through the nose

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Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by kelvinUchiha(m): 7:05am On Mar 20
You tell us Wetin we no suppose to chop but you no tell US WETIN WE SUPPOSE CHOP

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Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by deebrain(m): 7:06am On Mar 20
The Big E...


Always go for it.


Exercise.

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Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by Wantedmiller: 7:07am On Mar 20
Let me add money........
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Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by kelvinUchiha(m): 7:08am On Mar 20
StarUp:
Number 6: Avoid "wanking"... Looks like nairaland is filled with " Vaseline crew".

Why females talk most trash on social media

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Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by Yewandequeen(f): 7:10am On Mar 20
grin all the crew adding their version I hail.

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Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by youngberry001(m): 7:12am On Mar 20
me i love sleeping nd excercise smiley
Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by NwanyiAwkaetiti(f): 7:12am On Mar 20
Noted. Gracias
Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by azraeljaheel: 7:14am On Mar 20
Dozie32:
Mine is just bleeping and drinking..




You will soon die continue undecided
Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by STRENGTHesq(m): 7:14am On Mar 20
shocked

Please please
Avoid Tobacco as much as u can

Take weed cool

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Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by demoBaba: 7:16am On Mar 20
Patroniza33:
See below



Too early young man.

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Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by Newmans: 7:17am On Mar 20
How sure are you?
Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by Jaysleeves(m): 7:17am On Mar 20
lordraiden:
Five things for me to do and stay healthy
1.fvck
2.fvck hard
3.fvck very hard
4.fvck harder
5.fvck more
I SWEAR YOUR BRAIN HAVE BEEN USED FOR PORRIDGE

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Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by chudez0147(m): 7:19am On Mar 20
lordraiden:
Five things for me to do and stay healthy
1.fvck
2.fvck hard
3.fvck very hard
4.fvck harder
5.fvck more
Them don use this one pant...

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Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by priceaction: 7:21am On Mar 20
Stop fighting on NL on behalf of politicians who careless for you, then your heart will be strong

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Re: 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy by lonelydora: 7:28am On Mar 20
Person wey go die go still die.

One thing must kill a man.

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