What makes heart age faster
2. Sedentary life: This isn’t an unknown factor, but probably you have never calculated how you are increasing your risk by leading a sedentary life. For instance, if you are consuming four samosas sitting at your desk which amounts to approximately 700 calories, you need to run at least for an hour to burn those calories. We are not even getting into the other foods that you are consuming throughout the day, adding to the havoc. Hope this gives you an idea that sitting long hours at desk and keying in numbers (add to it eating unhealthy snacks) is doing no good to your heart.
3. Smoking: This is an age-old risk factor, but the number of people suffering from heart disease due to smoking is just increasing in a frenzied manner. Since the female population has also taken to smoking it is increasing the numbers rapidly. Remember, quitting is not just the answer. It takes your body some 10 years to recover from the wrath of the toxins. And if you have blockage or hypertension despite which you smoke it just worsens your condition faster.
4. Binge drinking: There are studies doing the rounds on the internet that says a glass of red wine has flavonoids that can do wonders for your heart health. So you think weekend drinking won’t do you much harm but know it will do you worse. Sudden consumption of alcohol means sending toxins directly into your system that can increase your heart rate, set you up for a fit, etc. So it is better to say no to such vices for the sake of your heart.
5. Snoring: This is considered a parallel risk factor for heart diseases like obesity and diabetes. In fact, people who snore are prone to atherosclerosis (thickening of the arteries) and have reduced blood supply to the brain that can also increase the risk of stroke.
6. Excessive exercise: While exercise is really good for your heart but a sudden burst of exercise can be fatal. Like, increasing your inclination and speed on the treadmill without preparing your body for the same can cost you your life. Remember, putting your body into too much physical strain without gradually increasing your stamina and speed can lead to rupture of small blockage in the arteries or even set you up for a heart attack.
7. Stress: Stress in an indirect manner increases one’s risk of heart diseases. When stressed your heart rate increases, you tend to become physically inactive, overeat and all of which does your heart much harm.
8. Social withdrawal: If you are a loner and prefer it that way it is fine. But if you exhibit signs of social withdrawal all of a sudden this could be detrimental to your heart. How depression and heart disease is related is not know completely but a negative outlook towards life, in general, takes a toll on one’s heart.
9. Bad dental hygiene: This could lead to gum diseases or periodontal diseases due to plaque build-up along or below the gum lines. When this happens bacteria from the infected gums can break free enters the bloodstream and gets attached to a blood vessel forming a clot. This disrupts smooth circulation and elevates one’s blood pressure.
10. Ignoring warning signs: This is the worst we do to our heart is to ignore the warning signs it sends out. Sometimes symptoms life recurrent GERD, burping can be related to heart diseases. Treating these conditions with over-the-counter medications is just going to make your heart weaker with every passing day. Did you know acidity could be a sign of heart diseases? more