Well they say it’s better to be safe than sorry, that’s why you do not need to get to the hospital to take care of your heart. Follow these and prevent heart attacks.

1. Eat decently

Copy to Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece and Malta in your Mediterranean diet to reduce the risk of heart disease by 30%. Add to your super list: vegetables, nuts (antioxidants), red fruits (your ascorbic acid reduces cholesterol), poultry, fish (salmon, twice a week for omega 3), wheat, non-fat dairy, fiber and olive oil (monounsaturated fat). The best … you can even have a glass of red wine (one, eh!).

2. Move!

Doing 20 minutes a day of exercise will save your life. Sedentary lifestyle kills, while exercise lowers stress (which causes the cholesterol plates to break), improves the hormonal balance and burns fat and carbohydrates (which lower triglycerides in the blood).

3. Have a decent BMI

If you no longer see your feet or are about to be protected by the Green Peace whale campaign, it will not take long to infarge. Have a suitable Body Mass Index; The measure of how healthy you are is drawn like this:

  1. Multiply your height squared (eg 1.70 by 1.70 = 2.89)
  2. Divide your weight by that amount (eg 70 / 2.89 = 24.22)
  3. Find your result on the scale:

19 to 24 is normal

25 to 29 is overweight

+ than 30 is obesity

4. Make you studies

Learn this trio: electrocardiogram, stress test and blood test with lipid profile with ultrasensitive C-reactive protein. The electrocardiogram measures how fast your heart is beating and if it does it in a normal way (anything serious goes there: risk of arrhythmias, tachycardia, heart blocks, lack of blood to the heart). The stress test assesses how the heart responds to the demands of physical activity (measures if enough blood reaches the heart). And the blood test gives you an idea of ​​how your arteries are running and how balanced are good (HDL) and bad (LDL) fats.

5. Say goodbye to tobacco and stress

The more you smoke, the more toxic substances accumulate in your arteries and the higher your blood pressure rises. Six million people die each year from smoking; If you keep going into nicotine, you’re going to be one of the eight million who say goodbye in 2030, cigarette in hand. Stress also increases blood pressure, inflames cells, increases cholesterol and triglycerides and imbalances the heart rate.