It only makes sense that if heart disease is the “number one killer” that we ALL should be interested in doing something about it.
What if I told you that nearly 80% of all heart disease is preventable?!?
I imagine a good number of you are saying; “What did you just say?”.
THE MAJORITY OF HEART DISEASE IS PREVENTABLE! (Sorry, it doesn’t come down to good or bad genetics)
Honestly, I hope this isn’t the first time that someone is telling you that in the majority of cases it can be said that “we” are solely responsible for the quality of our health.
Yes, it is true that a “healthy lifestyle” is the primary factor when it comes to your cardiovascular health.
The Mayo Clinic now has a very simple program that will help “move” you in the right direction when it comes to the health of cardiovascular system.
Now I will tell you, these recommendations are not complicated, but just four simple steps to attaining and retaining a high quality of cardiovascular health.
#1: Eat 5 or more vegetables or fruits per day. It’s not just the protective nutrients they supply, but also that you’ll have less room for junk.
Personally, we teach that “fibrous” vegetables are the most important for your overall health as fruit does contain the simple sugar fructose. But please look at the additional reason to increase your fibrous vegetable intake; “you’ll have less room for junk”. Yes, “eating” as a “hunter-gatherer” gives you no chance to consume “fast,” “convenient” and/or “junk” foods!
#2: Move 10 extra minutes each day. Recent studies show that a sedentary lifestyle may increase your risk of heart attack as much as smoking does. It’s as simple as standing instead of sitting as much as possible.
I always stress the importance of understanding the challenges that the “Technology Era” puts on our overall health. In matter of fact, I am such a big fan of “moving” like a “hunter-gatherer” that I am actually STANDING as I am typing up this post. Quite simply, we need to move daily, and hopefully that everyday movement will turn into a “safe and effective” exercise regimen!
#3: Sleep at least 8 hours per day. Chronic sleep deprivation has devastating effects on your heart. It is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.
Most people underestimate the value of a “high quality” sleep regimen. The truth of the matter is that you can’t get away from the degenerative process to the human body if you don’t allow the body to heal/recover/recuperate while sleeping! And obviously, a good nights sleep is absolutely free!
#4: In addition, enjoy life. Discover what brings you joy and satisfaction. Your mental and emotional state influence heart health just as your genetic makeup and lifestyle habits can.
See the entire article HERE.
Clearly it must be noted that we are much more than just “physical” beings. If you don’t prioritize your “mental” and “emotional” health now, you will be greatly reducing your cardiovascular health in the future!
I can’t stress enough how important it is to prioritize a healthy lifestyle. There has been FAR TOO MUCH misinformation regarding the role of genetics on our health.
My major concern with this approach to “health care” is that takes the responsibility of “our” health and puts it in the hands of those producing the DRUGS and doing the PROCEDURES.
I don’t buy it and you shouldn’t either.
When it comes to degenerative and chronic health problems, the “truth is in the pudding,” and in 3/4 of all cases, we are the responsible party. Yes, these diseases can be prevented, but you need to have a proper nutrition regimen, an safe and effective exercise regimen and a healthy lifestyle.
It isn’t really that difficult, but there is work to be done…
At “The Get Healthy Club” we work hard to create an environment for the human body to attain optimal health.
If you would like to know how to eat, exercise and even live to increase the quality and quantity of your life. Please let me know!
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