A healthy lifestyle is the best way to prevent cardiovascular disease. Physical activity, a proper balanced diet, along with restricted use of stimulants, not only have a positive influence on overall well-being, but also help limit cardiovascular system problems, now and in the future.
Physical activity has a positive influence on our physiology, uplifts our mood and improves our quality of life. We should undertake 30 minutes of moderate exercise on a daily basis (minimum 3 times a week). Such exercise may include: fast walking, intense house cleaning, biking at moderate speed, and swimming. Regular and appropriate physical effort conditions cardiac muscle and may help reduce other cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as obesity and hypertension. A sedentary lifestyle or lack of movement is not good for our health. The form and intensity of physical effort undertaken should be appropriate for our age and capabilities, preferably following a physician’s consultation.
A healthy lifestyle requires a combination of regular physical activity and a properly balanced diet which provides our body all the necessary nutrients. A mindful and healthy diet is of crucial importance to protect us from cardiovascular disease. Only through a healthy and balanced diet in addition to adequate and proper physical activity can we maintain a healthy body weight. Obesity is increasingly becoming a common issue of highly developed countries mainly due to poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle. Obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Thus, we should remember each and every day to maintain a healthy diet and to get our proper dose of exercise.