Heart is not just an organ to pump blood , it is much more than that , as its filled with emotions like love , likes , dislikes , passion etc .
So its our duty to take care of our heart both medically and emotionally .
Now a days doctors and health conscious people advise few simple but small steps to stay healthy and have a healthy heart like :
1. Eating Healthy
2. Staying Active
I will not call these steps as small steps rather i would call it as Golden Rules to follow to have a healthy heart .
The factor which effects our heart badly are :
1.Poor eating habit
Indian cooking involves lots of oil and spices , people prefer fried snacks like Samosas , Pakodas etc as we have been eating this since our childhood but we ignore the fact that they are not healthy unless and until its cooked in some good oil like Olive oil or low fat oil like Saffola .
Food prepared in Dalda or other oils can increase bad cholesterol in our body which is bad for our heart .
Earlier people used to have simple home made food but now a days people love to have outside food like going to restaurants , hotels , KFC’s , MC Donald’s and many other food giants like this , as they like to enjoy eating outside, completely ignoring the fact that such food are not healthy as we are not sure of oil used , amount of salt and spices added and most important what quality of products , colors are used in it , thus playing with our health and heart .
So the people who are eating outside regularly suffer from many health problems like gastrointestinal troubles , High BP , Allergy ( Because of food color ) etc .
2.Sedentary Life Style
Earlier people used to walk a mile to reach a destination but now we use vehicles even for small distance like we use a scooter or motor cycle or car .This has reduced the level of physical activity .
People spend most of their time either in front of their laptop or television or some other gadgets like smart phones , ipads etc .
Even kids are addicted to it thus spending less time on outdoor games and activities .
This sedentary life style is a big cause for many health problems like obesity , heart and BP problems etc .
Stress is one of the main reason for any health problem , specially the one related to heart and BP.
People who are hypertensive by nature tend to get stressed over small problems and issues thus effecting their health and heart .
So one needs to do proper Stress management to have a healthy Heart .
(Image Source : facebook page of Saffolalife —Saffolalife )
On the eve of world Health Day Saffola Life inspired India to embrace a fresh , new perspective on health heart . It showed that how by taking small steps one can have healthy heart . And these small steps are :
I saw its video on Youtube and just loved it .
One can watch here :