The fist-sized organ tirelessly beating in our chest, pumping blood and oxygen across the body with every breath, undoubtedly deserves our special care. However, an astonishingly high global mortality rate due to cardiac diseases only goes to reveal the sad reality of our continuous negligence towards the physical wellbeing of our heart. The most common heart ailments, claiming millions of lives across the planet are a heart attack and stroke. And this marked decline in cardiac health is directly proportional to the growing technological indulgence that is making us sedentary by the day; the long hours in desk-bound jobs; and the immediate need to adapt to fast-paced lifestyle by substituting the good-old nutrient-rich traditional food on our plates with platter-pleasing junk made available at the drop of a hat.
Our road to a healthy heart is paved with healthy choices and it’s only through positive lifestyle changes that we can keep cardiac hazards at bay. Excessive use of alcohol and tobacco has proven to inflate blood pressure, the most lethal precursor of all heart ailments. Abstaining from such addictions, therefore, is the first step towards having a healthy heart. Avoiding excessive consumption of junk food by turning to fresh fruits and vegetables that boosts healthy cholesterol is a must for cardiac health. Most importantly, a designated workout plan that enables you to break a sweat regularly through a mix of aerobic and weight training exercises is instrumental in safeguarding our heart from imminent dangers.