After arriving home from your daily commute, you take off your shoes and dive onto your sofa.
Who has the energy to get up and cook something?
You pick up your phone and dial the number of your favorite take-out place, which sells the most delicious burgers. Lucky for you, they now have a new combo deal that includes a box of fries and a soft drink.
Great! The place is not too far from your residence so the food will arrive quickly.
Just as you get up to remove your clothes and slip into something more comfortable (to devour your food), you suddenly feel tightness in your chest.
The tightness lasts a few seconds, and then it goes away after you massage your chest.
Alright, that was the third attack in a row this week. So what’s the deal?
The truth is that you’ve been experiencing what’s called a mini heart attack for a week!
And eating out for the past few weeks while being a couch potato isn’t doing you any good.
Can you change things and reverse your health clock, or is it too late?
Fortunately, it’s not too late, and if you start following these three tips, you’ll be able to prevent any future heart attacks.
1. Lay off the Fries and Other Salty Food
Did you know the typical American consumes more than 3400mg of salt per day?
The recommended dose is less than 2300 mg of salt per day (equal to 1 teaspoon)!
If you take a look at the usual diet most Americans consume, you’ll see why the risks of heart attacks are much higher than Italians or Japanese.
Bacon, cheese, sausages, take-out burgers, and fries from fast food joints are the main culprits behind the drastic increase in salt in your body.
For reference, a medium-sized Mcdonald’s fries contains around 230mg of salt, which is about 10% of a 2000 calorie diet.
That box of fries will add extra salt to your already salty diet and will contribute to raising your blood pressure.
So be mindful about your eating habits and plan your food recipes and buy ingredients accordingly.
It’s going to be tough to change your eating pattern quickly but remember, the Eiffel Tower wasn’t built in a day! You can do it by making few changes day by day, like prepping easy recipes at home that are healthy.
2. Drink More Water
No orange juices and diet soft drinks don’t count.
You need pure water to quench your thirst. If you eat salty food and do not drink enough water, your cells will desperately scream for help after shrinking and providing water to fill your blood.
At some point, you’ll start feeling light-headed, and your lips will dry. Don’t let your body reach this stage!
If you’re not replenishing your fluids, your blood will not transport needed nutrients to your essential organs, including your sex organ!
God forbid your penis suffers. If that happens, expect more libido problems, a decrease in sexual drive, and erectile dysfunction. In such severe cases, the best thing you can do is consult a professional for erectile dysfunction treatment to help you get back on track!
Ultimately, always make sure to have a cup of water next to you to remind yourself to drink more!
3. Move Your Body
This is self-explanatory. But moving your body more throughout the day will significantly decrease your risk of suffering from future heart attacks.
And moving your body doesn’t mean engaging in tiring and rigorous exercise routines.
You can start by moving your neck, legs, and arms as soon as you wake up. This will get your blood moving faster.
So stretch out your limbs early in the morning before getting out of bed to have a more refreshing day!