Heart disease has become a serious problem today for numerous adults, taking years away from their lives. Its is the first leading cause of death in America today.
There are several risk factors to consider to see if you would be susceptible to having heart attack. On factor would be a lack of exercise daily. Excercise, such as aerobics, increases the cardiac output and speeds up your body metabolic rate. This delivers more oxygen to the tissues of the body causing it to work in a healthier state.
Another important factor would be to look at your cholesterol leverl. There are two kinds of proteins that blood fat adheres to. One is LDL, which stands for low-density lipoprotein.The other is HDL, which is high-density lipoprotein and is considered the best one because, "together with the cholesterol it's carryin, it remains in the bloodstream away from the arterial wall"(Rosenfeld 173).
Now that we know some of the risks of heart disease, let's talk about the first risk, which is lack of exercise. What can we do to stay motivated to exercise?Everyone needs to pick an exercise that they will enjoy performing so they will stay motivated to keep up with their program. The next step would be to allot a specifictime that fits your own schedule, so you won't be interrupted. Being patient with yourself is also important because some days are more hectic than others, not allowing the sufficient time you need. So don't be hard on yourself if you sometimes get side tracked. .
As I stated before, high cholesterol is a huge risk in heart disease. Watching your diet is a major help in keeping your cholesterol level stable. Be sure to eat plenty of vegetables and fruits, and adhere to a diet low in saturated fat, which clogs the arterial walls.
If you're wanting to see if you're at risk for a heart attack, there are sighns and symptoms that could be a warning. Some people feel an intense pain in their chest after strenuous exercise or just taking a walk.