Regular physical activity and stress management can play a role in preventing diseases or reducing the effects of illness. Research studies has shown men are more susceptible to heart disease and heart failure throughout their lifetime, as this is the leading cause of death for men. The center for disease control states that heart disease is often a silent killer that isn’t diagnosed until signs and symptoms of heart attack, arrhythmia (an abnormal heart rhythm), or heart failure occurs.

Heart disease is a broad name used to describe a number of ailments which affects the hearts’ function. A man is at risk of heart disease if he has an unhealthy diet, if he has uncontrolled diabetes, is overweight or obese, if he doesn’t participate in regular physical activity, drinks alcohol, and smokes excessively. If your heart is unhealthy, you may experience symptoms such as feeling tired during the day, chest discomfort (particularly during exertion or activity), weakness or fatigue, swelling (in the legs, belly area, feet, ankles or hands), fainting and light-headedness, easily getting short of breath and fluttering in the chest.

One of the easier ways to reduce the risk oof heart disease is to have a healthy and balanced diet, that does not contain foods that are high in saturated fats, sugar, salt, trans fat and cholesterol. Instead, men should choose to eat more Whole grains such as plain oatmeal, brown rice, and whole-grain bread, ground provisions, more vegetables and fruits like leafy greens, carrots, bananas, oranges, plums, mangoes, and cherries.   more protein-rich foods such as fish that is high in omega-3 fatty acids, lean meats, eggs, nuts and seeds, and peas and beans. It is also importance to choose oils and oil rich foods that are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats like canola, olive, sesame, sunflower, and soybean oils, almond Nuts, salmon, avocados and tofu.

Other things that can be done are to stop smoking, reduce alcohol consumption, keep active, and practice proper stress management. Stay updated with our social platforms during the month of June for more information.

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