Submitted by: Peter Wellington
Just ask any one of the 58 million US citizens who suffer from some form of heart complaint, what they think of heart disease prevention and see what they have to say about the matter. If you were one of this huge faction then no doubt you would express the regret that you had not done something to alleviate and prevent heart disease when you had the opportunity.
It is possible for you to design the body of your dreams and experience an awesome level of health and fitness, well into your old age. With the majority of the population now experiencing longer average life spans, taking a proactive stance towards your health and actually doing something to prevent you becoming just another heart disease statistic becomes ever increasingly important.
Lets examine several ingredients, that will bring about a significant improvement in your level of fitness and well being: throw these into the heart disease prevention pot in increasing measures and you will see improvements within weeks rather than years.
*Adopting an exercise lifestyle
*Take a pro-active approach to health and well being and awareness
Improving Your Dietary Habits
The first and easiest step is to develop a healthy eating style. A diet that consists of an excess of foods high in saturated fats and trans fatty acids will do you no good at all. These little heart stoppers are found in foods such as red meat, dairy produce and various oily foods. Moreover, trans fatty acids can be quite prevalent in baked foods and fried produce.
Fruit and vegetables are natures pure dream foods. They contain all the essential nutrients and none of the harmful products of a predominantly animal based diet. In addition, you will need to increase your intake of fibre.
Working Out to Improve Health
Your body was not designed to operate on couch potato mode; exercise is essential and not optional for an improved sense of well-being and improved health. A life style that is geared towards heart disease prevention cannot ignore the massive improvements that come hand-in-hand with a program of exercise.
Start with something small and build up on a weekly basis. Something is better than nothing. Change your attitude towards exercise. You do not want to see it as chore and a bind on your life. Do not look at as a short-term, tag-on to your life, but as a permanent fixture. You are designing a body for life and that is a long-term outcome and not a short-term goal. Outcomes are far more powerful than goals.
Just simple things like: walking rather than driving, taking the stairs before the elevator and taking the dog for a brisk walk in the park instead of leaving it for the kids to do; all these things will benefit you immensely. Keeping Healthy need not be complex so dont make it so.
If you smoke stop TODAY! Stop making excuses for killing yourself. You owe it to your family and you owe it to your body. Reduce your intake of alcohol to a minimum will improve your chances of a long and happy life. Lets not hear the pallid excuse that its not worth living if you cannot enjoy these things in life. Youre drip-feeding death into your life. Life is for the living and not for the killing of self.
Take active steps to reduce stress and anxiety and make it your business to get a really good nights sleep that will leave you waking refreshed, invigorated and looking forward to another day of vibrancy and opportunity to live a life which you are designing for yourself.
It is possible to have a life worth living to the full. Heart disease prevention is absolutely possible. After all if you ruin this body where are you going to live?
To find out more about living a full and active life that is designed by you and for you, take a step over to my gratis, healthy heart web resource and pick up a free ebook on heart health
About the Author: If you feel its time to transform your HEALTH and start designing the body of your dreams and if your aim is to prevent heart disease in your life then you should see what else we have to say. Peter Wellington writes for
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