Maintaining a Healthy Heart
Maintaining a Healthy Heart becomes a difficult task when Chronic stress leads us to destructive behaviors.
Although there is no documented factual evidence that stress itself is related to heart disease chronic stress exposes your body to unhealthy, persistently elevated levels of stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol.
What can stress do?
The destructive behaviors that are connected to stress lead back to many levels - one of which is your heart.
It can effect many of our organs and disrupt the normal functioning of a healthy body. When you are under extreme stress you may reach for those high fat comforting foods which will raise your cholesterol and triglycerides.
You may turn to smoking or alcohol consumption to ease your stress that will effect organs leading to heart disease.
Most individuals take having a healthy heart for granted. This blinding problem is due to lack of information focused on this issue to the public.
The behaviors associated with your stress are leading factors in heart disease. In todays fast pace world creating balance in one’s life is an important aspect of staying heart healthy.
Physical fitness is a necessity to maintain a strong flow of blood through the heart also lowing blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Excessive smoking will have a negative effect on many organs including the heart. Due to the addiction many people find it difficult to give up smoking even if it is causing a severe decline in their health.
To accommodate the public and increase their knowledge of healthy heart foods the Cleveland Clinic has developed a book of information as well as meals to guide your eating habits. This features more than 150 tempting recipes.
Ranked as the #1 heart hospital in America eleven years running by U.S. News & World Report.
Cleveland Clinic is also world-renowned for its life-saving medical breakthroughs, including bypass surgery. The hospital performs more open- heart surgeries and transplants than any other hospital in America.
Now, emphasizing prevention, it has teamed with cookbook authors Bonnie Sanders Polin and Frances Towner Giedt to create the most complete and easy-to-follow plan yet for preventing heart disease:
Cleveland Clinic Healthy Heart Lifestyle Guide and Cookbook
Polin and Giedt have developed outstanding recipes that taste too good to be good for you (but are), ranging from Cajun Grilled Shrimp with Fresh Pineapple Salsa to Chipotle Chicken and Corn Tamale Pies, All-American Meatloaf, and
even New York-Style Cheesecake.
The authors also provide a week's worth of menus for each
of three caloric plans to take the guesswork out of
eating from morning to night.
Backed by the reputation of Cleveland Clinic, this all-in-one guide is the easy, enjoyable way for Americans to care for their hearts and live longer, healthier lives.
As a heart attack survivor you must learn how to avoid the very situations in life that stress you out in the first place. You need to avoid the LANDMINES that life tosses your way.
Also, to maintain a healthy heart you must learn stress-reducing techniques that you can use ANYTIME you feel yourself getting stressed out.
Maintaining your health and monitoring your stress levels will aid in experiencing a more enjoyable, relaxed and fit lifestyle.
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