A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease.
On every two minutes, a person in the UK dies of a heart attack, meaning that heart diseases are still the number one cause of death among the population.
Here are three simple ways to maintain the health of the heart.
- Sleep more
One US study found that every fourth person sleeps less than four hours at night, suffers from hypertension, compared to only one in eight people who slept seven hours.
- Enjoy a sexy session
Men who had sex twice a week showed a 45 percent reduced risk of getting a heart disease compared to men who barely practiced this “gymnastics” once a month, says a US study, which lasted for 16 years and was done on more than 1,000 male respondents.
- Drink red wine
However, no more than one cup a day is needed. Its favorable health benefits are due to the resveratrol, a compound found in the skins of red grapes, which slows the aging process of the heart. Red wine is also beneficial in preventing the deposition of fatty acids in the arteries.