EspanaSalude.Org

Cardiologists recommend tips to prevent heart disease

October 02, 2015

According to the American Hearth Association, all healthy adults ages 18-65 should get at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity five days of the week. Older adults should also get regular exercise, but may want to discuss this with their doctor prior to starting a new exercise program

Eat a healthy diet

A heart-healthy diet includes whole grains, plenty of fruits and vegetables, low saturated fats and fish (preferably fatty fish) at least 2 times per week.

Quit smoking

Cigarette smokers are three to six times more likely to have a heart attack than non-smokers.

See your doctor regularly

With regular exams, your doctor can monitor your cholesterol levels and blood pressure, while looking for other signs that may help prevent heart disease or detect it early.

You should consult a doctor immediately if you notice:

Shortness of breathDiscomfort in your chest, upper abdomen, neck, jaw or arms with physical exertion, exercise or emotional stress

SOURCE The Polyclinic