What you can do today to prevent heart disease.
1. Be pressured
Know your blood pressure – high pressure will age your arteries. Keeping it around 115/76 can make your body up to ten years younger.
2. Floss and Brush
Periodontal disease, such as gingivitis, affects more than the gum. Chronic infections require the body to defend itself and increase clotting to protect against bleeding – a recipe for heart attack.
3. Move it
Walking 30 minutes each day can add years to your life – regular movement is a powerful anti-aging treatment.
4. Easy takes it
An aspirin each day greatly reduces your risk of a stroke.
5. Get some shut eye
Try for seven hours of sleep each night.
6. Dish up fish
Three times a week, dine on omega-3s to help your heart and arteries function, plus fish protein that packs an additional cardiovascular boost. Not nuts about seafood? Walnuts shell out a good dose of omega-3s.
7. Skip the smoking section
An hour of secondhand smoke can cause the same body aging as smoking up to four cigarettes.
8. Turn off the TV
When you pay attention to what you eat, you enjoy it more and you’re likely to sense when you’re full – before you’ve eaten too much.