We know that smoking, drinking and leading a sedentary life are not the best way to prevent heart problems, but there are other data that will probably surprise you.
The cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide according to WHO data.Most of them, ironically, can be prevented by acting on risk factors such as smoking, unhealthy diets , obesity, physical inactivity or harmful consumption of alcohol, because early arrest is essential in this type of ailments.
But there are other types of factors that can also affect the health of your heart and that most likely have not crossed your mind. You may find it hard to believe them, but ‘ Prevention ‘ has decided to list these potential risks , so read carefully.
You Are Alone?
It may seem silly, but living alone affects the health of our hearts.This is confirmed by researchers at the University of New York, who found that people who have few social connections or who felt alone had a 29% higher risk of heart disease and a 32% higher risk of stroke compared to the people who had, or felt they had, many social relationships.Stress or depression may have a lot to say about it, as we’ll see later.
You Do Not Sleep Well
You’ve heard celebrities repeat it over and over: “I have skin so well because I sleep eight hours and drink a lot of water.” Of course, resting the right time will take away the dark circles, but it can also prevent heart disease.Lack of sleep and waking up frequently at night can raise blood pressure and heart rate, keeping your body on high alert instead of resting.
According to the WHO data, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the world, but they can be prevented
Also, when you are tired , you are less likely to maintain healthy habits.Therefore, if you are not getting enough sleep, maybe you should improve your sleep habits or consult a doctor.
You Hate Your Boss
If you are going to give the employer award of the year you do not have to worry (at least for this), but if instead you would like it to disappear from planet earth … we are sorry. In a study recently, Swedish researchers found that you may have 40% more likely to suffer one heart attack if you have a bad boss.
You Have Reached Menopause …
… And you are a woman, as is logical. There is a tendency towards an increased risk of cardiovascular disease as you get older, and the risk increases when you reach menopause.It was previously thought to be due to a decrease in estrogen levels, but in fact the cause is the hardening of the arteries, which leads to higher blood pressure.
Previous studies have also found that cholesterol and triglyceride levels increase once women enter menopause .
You Can Not Live Without Chips
Well, who says potatoes can say chicken, or fish. The thing is that you like it fried (and who does not?). Like everything that is good, it could only be illegal or insane, and in this case these foods fulfill the second most. A 2019 study in ‘BMJ’ found that women who ate fried chicken at least once a week had a 12% higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease than women who did not eat it. We’re all tempted by a fry, but do not make it a habit.
You Are Depressed
The mood affects a lot, not only in our way of facing problems or diseases , but also when it comes to preventing ailments. The studies have found that people who are diagnosed with depression tend to have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Why? It is not entirely clear, but perhaps it has to do with the fact that people suffering from depression take less care, which does not benefit if they already had high blood pressure or health problems.