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Heart Disease Among Young Adults: Do These 6 Things For Avoid Heart Problems

Young adults are increasingly becoming prone to heart disease today. Know the causes and how to reduce the risk.

Written by Longjam Dineshwori | Updated : October 3, 2022 10:34 AM IST

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Tips To Protect Your Heart

High-stress levels and unhealthy lifestyles are making younger people (those in their 30s and 40s) more prone to heart diseases today. Moreover, death due to sudden cardiac appears to have become more common following COVID-19 outbreak. Hence, health experts have been encouraging people to follow a healthy lifestyle which includes a well-balanced diet and regular exercise. But it is advisable to avoid strenuous exercises if you have cardiac ailments. Heavy exercise can be deadly for people with underlying heart-related problems, warns Dr Ajay Kaul – Chairman, Cardiac Sciences, Fortis Hospital, Noida. Moreover, he says certain medical conditions like congenital heart disease are completely asymptomatic and they tend to manifest during heavy workout sessions. Therefore, he advises consulting a medical professional before starting strenuous bodybuilding exercises as well as taking supplements. Below are five things you can do to keep your heart healthy and avoid diseases.

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Cut Down Your Intake Of Sugar, Salt And Fat

Too much salt, sugar, and fat can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease and other health problems. Avoiding or limit your intake of sweat, salty and fatty food.

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Avoid Tobacco And Alcohol

Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption are major risk factors for heart disease. Quit these bad habits.

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Take Care Of Your Mental Health

Studies have linked mental health disorders like anxiety and depression to increased risk of heart disease. So, include mental health activity into your daily routine.