According to The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa, 225 South Africans die from heart diseases every day. But did you know that you can slow down cardiovascular disease? According to the foundation, 80% of heart disease and strokes can be prevented. Here are four ways to get your heart into the best shape.
1. Lower your blood pressure
Manage the lifestyle risk factors that increase your chance of being hypertensive, like your salt intake and try to be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day.
2. Lower your glucose levels
Cut down on refined sugars, like sweets, biscuits, and sugary soft drinks.
3. Lower your cholesterol
Cut down on bad fats and processed foods like chips, pastries, and pies. Instead, eat more good fats, like those found in olives, avocados, nuts and fatty fish.
4. Avoid smoking
Smoking is not only bad for your own health but the health of those around you too. Consider joining Smokenders to get professional help to stop smoking. Momentum Multiply members get 25% off the Smokenders course.
Get rewarded for having a healthy heart
As a Momentum Multiply member, you will be rewarded for having a healthy heart. You will earn points for your Healthy Heart Score. The more points you earn, the higher your status and the greater your rewards.
You may also want to read this post on reducing stroke risk.