Caring about your Heart is your priority. Unfortunately, most of us are unaware as to what can damage our heart. Although, we know factors like smoking, diabetes, alcohol and stress are the culprits. We ignore the little things that hurt our heart on a daily basis.
Today we are going to look at 9 common things that Damage your Heart:
1.Poor Dental Health:
Most don’t care about their dental health. When was the last time you checked your teeth?
People with poor dental health are prone to heart attack. Some bacteria within the mouth can travel into your bloodstream and cause inflammation of blood vessels. This results in plaque formation and clotting.
Check with your dentist twice a year. Also check for any gum disease or changes in your teeth daily.
Your body has a clock. Through million years of evolution your body is trained to sleep during night. However, modern times require you take night shifts which messes with your internal clock. You don’t get quality sleep and your body is unable to repair itself properly, increases stress leading to a less healthy heart.
In the long run, working night shifts regularly has negative effects on your heart and overall health. If you can’t avoid night work then balance your health with diet and exercise.
3.No Horn, Please!
Driving to and from work in heavy traffic is stressful. Its not much but commuting daily increases stress levels damaging your heart. Sound pollution (in this case horns and vehicle sounds) is equalling damaging compared to high stress levels. Therefore, the next time you are commuting in a heavy traffic, turn on your air conditioner and roll over your windows.
4.Do You Snore?
If you or your partner snore regularly then it should be checked up. The severity of this case increases if you are obese.
Snoring occurs when airway gets partially blocked while asleep. Although snoring appears normal to most it is linked with high blood pressure, stroke and Heart Attacks.
5.Less Shut Eye Time:
It is recommended to get 8 hours of shut eye. If not, try getting anywhere between 7 and 9 hours.
People who sleep less than 6 hours are at risk for heart attack. Less sleep time makes people obese, increases blood pressure, makes them diabetic and increases cholesterol, all of which are high risk factors for heart attack.
An unhappy marriage causes stress on both partners. Moreover, an unhappy relationship causes you to make bad choices like drinking too much, bad diet habits and an overall bad lifestyle.
Try to work it out. Talk with a therapist and get some counseling. If you still are unhappy, there is no point in staying together.
7.Solitude Can Cost Your Heart:
If you like being lonely, stop liking it. Researches have found that people who are surrounded by friends and family have less stress. Surround yourself with friends who will make you happy. Invite family member or go and meet them.
If, you can’t do any of the above, get a dog or a cat. But we recommend a dog as it will always pine for your love and attention.
8.Belly Fat is Dangerous:
Any extra pound gained is an extra stress on your heart. Belly fat, apart from increasing your weight also induces production of a hormone which increases blood pressure. Therefore, get rid of belly fat through proper diet and exercise.
9.Too Much of Idiot Time:
If you watch TV for long hours, stop. You sit and do nothing in front of TV. Your metabolism decreases and blood pressure increases. Moreover, every show you watch has an adverse effect on your emotion (unless its funny).
If you don’t believe, notice how you feel when something emotional is shown. See how it races your pulse. Think what will happen to your heart if it goes through this phase daily?
That is it for today. What do you think of these tips? Let us know in the comment section below: