Social media has recently erupted over Isabel Granada’s death due to a brain hemorrhage as a result of an aneurysm . It has raised awareness to millions of people all over the world, especially to Filipinos.
Here are a few good habits that help lower your chances of having an aneurysm.
1. STOP SMOKING: If you are reading this, chances are you smoke or someone close to you does. Smoking is the top contributor in heart and vascular diseases in the Philippines. Smoking inflames and constricts your blood vessel, making you blood sticky and increasing your heart’s workload. If you are one of the early starters in smoking, you are most likely prone to heart attack and stroke.
If you smoke, it is never too late to stop.
Philippines are amongst the highest numbers of smokers worldwide. Something one should not be proud of. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Wives support your husbands. Husbands support your wives.
2. EAT HEALTHY & WISELY: Philippines is known for having the most delicious foods and they are not always the healthiest. The standard Filipino (with Spanish influence) dishes are oily, salty and meat-dominant.
Eat Adobo, Mechado & Lechon in moderation.
Eat a heart-healthy diet. A heart-healthy diet includes fruits, vegetables, high-fiber foods, and foods low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol. It may help reduce the risk of many disease, including aneurysm and stroke. There are certain healthy foods that help burn cholesterol and fat.
3. BE ACTIVE & STAY ACTIVE: If you are reading this, chances are you are on your phone, probably sitting on the couch or laying in bed, and pretty much doing nothing. Physical inactivity comes with great risks including high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke aneurysm and other heart-related problems.
Regular exercise cuts your chances of getting an aneurysm.
If you’re new to exercise, try moderate forms of physical activity like brisk walking. Aside from its heart health benefits, with a more physically active life you can look forward to:
- More energy
- A better overall mood
- Less stress, tension, depression and anxiety
- Increased muscle strength and bone loss prevention
- An easier time falling asleep and sleeping soundly
- Delaying or preventing chronic illnesses and diseases
DISCLAIMER: Ask your doctor what type and amount of exercise is safe for you. If aerobic activity is safe, try to do activities that raise your heart rate. Exercise for at least 30 minutes on most, preferably all, days of the week. This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Unflush Digital Media disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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