Despite the fact that every year doctors find new, more effective ways to combat diseases of the cardiovascular system, the statement that it is better not to get sick than to be treated later remains relevant. And in order not to get sick, it is necessary to strengthen the heart and blood vessels.
Watch your own weight. Every extra pound on your waist and hips is reflected in the work of your heart, causing it to experience excessive stress.
Eat in moderation and healthily. Avoid fast food and fatty foods. Limit your intake of salt and hot seasonings. Choose foods that contain large amounts of potassium and magnesium salts (cod, halibut, cabbage, sunflower seeds, pumpkin, etc.) and vitamins. Drink less coffee and tea. Eat small meals. Large portions of food cause the stomach to draw large amounts of blood from the general circulation.
However, do not go on rigid diets, do not starve, do not give up meat altogether. The heart will suffer greatly from this, since the body will extract amino acids from its own muscles, including from the heart. Drink at least 2 liters of water a day.
Quit smoking. Smoking is the worst enemy of the heart and blood vessels.
Take a contrast shower in the morning and visit the bathhouse 2-3 times a month. These water treatments are one of the best ways to strengthen weak blood vessels.
Play sports with moderate physical activity. Doctors say that daily exercise lasting at least 15 minutes is an excellent prevention of heart and vascular diseases. In no case do not overwork, as this will negatively affect the work of your heart muscle in the first place. Jogging, walking, yoga and swimming will help strengthen the heart and blood vessels. Talk to your doctor or instructor about what kind of sport you can use.
Do not use transport if you can cover the distance on foot. Forget the elevator. Be sure to go for a walk during your lunch break. Move as much as possible both at work and at home.
Don't forget about good rest and 8 hours of sleep.