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Cardiologist reveals six things to live longer!

 

Cardiologist 

reveals six things to live longer!


Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death, the most common cause of

 premature death, but some minor lifestyle changes can help prevent it.


As a certified cardiologist and personal trainer, Dr. Mohamed

 Allo defines all matters relating to heart health.


On his YouTube channel, he recommended

 six things people could do to live longer.


1. Eat a Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet focuses on plant-based foods such as fruits

vegetables whole grains

nuts

seeds and pulses. It also includes moderate amounts of 

lean proteins such as fish, chicken and low-fat foods.


Olive oil is also used to replace oils and other fats in the diet.

Its benefits include lower risk of heart attack or stroke

lower blood pressure, and lower risk of certain cancers.


2. Weightlifting and cardiac exercises


Having a larger muscle mass actually contributes to

 longevity and healthy life," Dr. Allo said.


3. Healthy Body Mass Index


The British Heart Foundation says people with excess weight

 or obesity have an increased risk of coronary heart disease

 high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, some cancers 

heart and circulatory diseases such as heart attacks, stroke and dementia.


4. Quitting smoking


"If you're a smoker, quit all smoking whatever it is," Allo said.


Smoking is a major cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD) 

and causes approximately one in four deaths from CVD.


5. Get better sleep


"Undoubtedly, people who get seven to eight hours of sleep 

a day do better in the long run," Allo said.


Lack of sleep is associated with many chronic health problems, including heart

 disease, kidney disease, hypertension, diabetes, stroke, obesity and depression.


6. Reduce tension


Try to reduce all forms of stress in your life

however you can do it and whatever forms of stress you may experience," 

Allo said.


Studies suggest that high levels of cortisol from long-term stress can increase

 cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure, which are common risk factors

 for heart disease.


And if you have trouble dealing with stress, you can talk to your GP.