When it comes to measuring the health of your heart, there are a lot of factors to consider. Many people think cholesterol levels are the primary measure of a healthy heart. This is a misconception!
Cholesterol is not waiting to strike you dead when you hit a magic number. In fact, healthy levels of cholesterol are vital for keeping us alive.
To get your heart healthy, it’s important to understand the causes of cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular disease is a term describing damage to your heart and blood vessels as a result of atherosclerosis, which is the gradual buildup over time of fatty plaques in your arteries. Plaque buildup causes your artery walls to get thick and stiff. This interrupts blood flow to your organs and tissues.
Atherosclerosis is the most common kind of cardiovascular disease. But it is caused by things you can ultimately control. Your diet, level of exercise, weight and whether or not you smoke are the main factors involved in the development of cardiovascular diseases.
It’s ultimately up to you to take good care of your heart. By making lifestyle changes, you can avoid the ravages of cardiovascular disease.
You’re not condemned to death if you’ve been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.
It’s possible to begin turning things around immediately by making the right changes, including adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle. You may also want to begin taking the right heart healthy multivitamin and start drinking the right healthy smoothies to initiate the change you need.
You control what goes in your body. Start the path toward good heart health by thinking about your diet and what you can change.
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