1. Get into your cardio.
That said, little cardio is needed by everyone. If you’re lifting weights daily, it’s great, but research shows that aerobic exercise is more focused to heart health. It’s not only necessary to do weight training, but also to increase the heart rate. The AHA advises that you get 5 days a week or 25 minutes of intensive exercise 3 days a week for 30 minutes of fairly hard cardio.
2. Stay vigilant if you’re an athlete.
You may think this means that you have a free pass to take even less care of your back, but the fact is that if you’re an Iron Man or marathon player, you need to pay extra attention to it. Everyone engaging in these high-intensity exercises should have comprehensive pre-training tests. Although healthy for you, these things put extra stress on your heart (some experts even say intense aerobic exercise is bad for you). So, you don’t have to skip the race, just watch it before you sign up.
3. Check your blood pressure and cholesterol.
What everyone has to do right off the bat is to test their cholesterol. We want to make sure that there is no genetic abnormality that allows the cholesterol to be elevated for young, perfectly healthy people. Experts recommend that everybody over 18 should be tested for cholesterol every five years. Chat about the procedure with your regular doctor. When we find it and it’s really high early, we will handle it and reduce the risk of your illness.
High blood pressure is one of the main risk factors for heart attacks, stroke, and other heart problems. The worrying thing is that for up to 15 years you can have high blood pressure and have zero signs. The only way to know it’s big is to get it checked — and do something about it. High blood pressure may increase your risk of heart attack and stroke if left unchecked for several years.
4. Speak of the diet.
It is necessary for everyone to reduce the consumption of salt, whether they are athletes or not. That’s because blood pressure can be raised. Often essential for the protection of the heart: limit saturated fats that can increase bad cholesterol. Sometimes supplements for men are recommended for stronger body.
5. Look at the signs.
Talk to your doctor should you notice a sudden shift in energy levels. Whoever can exercise at certain intensities or run a certain amount on the treadmill and then all of a sudden notices that they can’t exercise at that level of activity; that’s a red flag you need an evaluation. Other signs to look for: dizziness, shortness of breath, rapid heart beat change, and pain in the chest. Don’t deal with the signs. Pause and get it figured out what you’re doing.