Professor of Centre for Community Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi
To lead healthy life cardiovascular health is very important, your heart is one organ which starts working in womb and keeps on working till your last breath day and night years after years without rest, so it is important to take good care of your heart.
Just follow simple steps like regular exercise, healthy diet which have lots of seasonal fruits and vegetable with less oil with required calories as per your age, work and health profile, avoid sugars, restrict salt intake to 5 grams per day, keep stress away by doing meditation or other activities to reduce stress like developing some hobby or walking, or talking to near and dear ones etc etc. Avoid junk food. If you have heart disease, please consult your doctor before doing any exercise. Keep your BP under control if hypertensive and sugar, if diabetic. Strictly no tobacco and alcohol or at least avoid harmful use of alcohol. Keep your weight and BMI in normal range. Even if you are completely healthy, get preventive health check ups regularly, always discuss with your physician or health worker about health options keeping yourself and your family healthy.