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Six Factors Predicting Heart Attack Risk-New Research


Heart disease claims one in three lives in Australia and is the leading cause of death. Nearly half of the people suffering from heart attacks have no prior warning and the first sign of a heart attack in 50% of people is death. 

Most people believe that your likelihood of suffering from cardiovascular disease is genetic, however they are finding out that more and more of how we live our lives is a huge determinant. One recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology January 2015, young women who follow six lifestyle guidelines can all but "heart attack-proof" themselves.

Six lifestyle factors of greatest impact on the heart health of nurses were studied over a period of two decades. The nurses age at the beginning of the study was around 37 years.

Women who lived by the six guidelines lowered their heart disease risk by 92 percent. Based on that, researchers estimated that around 70 percent of heart attacks could be prevented by making some lifestyle modifications...
1. Getting at least 2.5 hours of exercise weekly
2. Healthy diet
3. Normal BMI 4. Watching television seven or less hours weekly
5. Limiting alcohol intake to one drink or less per day
6. Not smoking

So, if you feel you could improve on any of these areas, then pick one and find out all you can do to improve on that before you work on the next area. 
Remember as humans we have certain requirements to function optimally. If we eat for example we need to look at what our body requires from a genetic point of view. We know that we need to exercise too as our body and brain need movement. It is working out what you need to do and put that into your life slowly, mindfully and with ease, knowing that each positive step you take will move you towards greater health and a longer life.
Posted on: 31st May, 2015
Categories: Research, Wellness
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