How to Prevent a Heart Attack

What a heart attack is and how to prevent one.

So you’ve heard of heart attacks and you know that a heart attack is serious business, but you’re not exactly sure what one is or how you can prevent it?

I’m Heart Healthy Henry and I’m here to explain to you what a heart attack is, how it happens and how to prevent it.

A Heart Attack Overview

A heart attack is damage to the heart that is done when the heart does not get enough blood flow. This happens when a coronary artery is blocked and the heart cannot get enough blood due to the blockage.

What Contributes to Heart Attack?

A heart attack begins with a process called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is the gradual buildup of plaque from cholesterol in the walls of the arteries. This plaque causes a hardening and narrowing of the arteries.

Because the arteries are narrowed (or eventually blocked), they cannot deliver enough blood to the heart, resulting in a heart attack.

How to Prevent Heart Attack

To prevent heart attack, you need to first take a look at your lifestyle. This includes revamping your diet, your exercise regimen and taking dietary supplements that aid your health and lower your cholesterol.

Diet

If you’re a fast-food king or queen, it’s time to rethink your eating habits. The fat and cholesterol you’re consuming is literally enough to kill a horse.

If you want to avoid heart attack, it’s time to start eating healthy. This includes a diet high in fruits, vegetables and fiber and low in fats, cholesterol and sodium.

Dietary Supplements

Your diet doesn’t just include the food you eat, it includes the dietary supplements you take. Dietary supplements are great for helping to ensure that plaque from cholesterol won’t be lining your artery walls.

Exercise

Just as important as diet is exercise. If you want your heart in tip-top shape, workout for a half an hour a day at least three times a week and preferably more. By exercising properly, you’ll be able to maintain your ideal weight, which is also an important part of preventing a heart attack.

By getting the right amount of exercise, eating a healthy diet, and taking the proper supplements, you should be well on your way to avoiding the issue of a heart attack in your future.

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