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Risk Reduction

Taking the following precautions may reduce your risk of developing heart disease:

  • Be Active - Take the stairs instead of the lift. Incorporate more activity into your daily life and do activities like walking, gardening, cycling. They can be just as effective as a structured exercise programme.
  • Aerobic Exercises - Jog instead of walking, do physically strenuous exercise in daily life like run around with your dog or kids etc.
  • Watch your weight – Treat the weighing machine like a temple
  • Indulge in stretching and resistance training exercise
  • Adequate rest and relaxation are also as important as the exercise you need to do.
  • Reduce Alcohol Intake - even when you do indulge yourself, take a snack with the drink.
  • Avoid Smoking
  • Learn to manage stress
  • Have a sensible diet - Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, avoid high sugars and preserved food, reduce salt intake to manage the blood pressure, and take a high fiber diet.

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