Each day begins with plans – you have a timetable scheduled for how your work is going to be for the day ahead.
And humans are procrastinators. Such irony.
Imagine that you are sitting in the office under a very stressed condition because you are falling short of time to meet your deadlines.
That is when you start sweating, and you feel as if something heavy is placed on your chest, and the pain starts traveling towards the neck, hands, and back.
You might also feel as if the oxygen level in your office is completely gone down, you would be gasping for breath.
What do you think this all symptoms can lead to?
A Heart Attack.
The symptoms of heart attack need not be the same for everyone.
Heart attack indicates that your lifestyle requires a change.
So here’s how you can survive heart attack by exercising.
What Is Heart Attack?
Heart attacks are also known as myocardial infarction. A heart attack is a condition where the blood flow to the heart is interrupted or blocked. In most of the cases, the interruption can be due to the buildup of fat, cholesterol which forms plaque inside the arteries. Eventually, the plaque breaks and forms a clot. This blocked blood flow can damage the part of the heart muscle.
The symptoms of heart attacks include:
- Pressure or tightness in the chest
- Pain in the arms, neck, jaw, and back
- Nausea, indigestion, or heartburn
- Shortness of breath
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
The symptoms vary among people. They can range from mild to severe conditions. The first sign in most of the cases may be a sudden cardiac arrest.
There are certain factors that can lead to an unwanted buildup of fatty deposits and in turn narrow the arteries in your body.
Some of the risk factors are:
- Aging: Men above 45 and women above 55 are at higher risk of getting heart attacks.
- Tobacco: Long-term exposure to smoking.
- High blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes levels: All these conditions can damage the arteries.
- Obesity: This can lead to an increase in triglyceride levels, blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol.
- Stress and lack of physical activities.
- Usage of drugs like cocaine can trigger a spasm in coronary arteries.
- Metabolic syndromes.
- A family history of heart attack.
Exercises For Goodness Of Heart
You should know that your heart is also a muscle which would require exercise for staying strong. You need not be a sportsperson to start exercising. A walk in the early morning for an hour can make a huge difference in your life.
One of the leading factors for heart attack is a prolonged period of inactivity which leads to high levels of pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, and obesity.
By exercising regularly you can cut down all the causal factors. Regular exercising particularly aerobic exercises are the best thing you would be doing for your hearts longevity. Exercises help in diminishing the risk of getting heart diseases.
You should exercise at least for 20-30 minutes per day. The time limit can be increased, the more time you exercise the better is your health condition.
Any exercise that makes your heart beat faster is recommended for you. You can also consider walking, stretch, yoga, or swim so that it eases your joints also.
Before you start exercising you should ask yourself which type of exercise would be fun for you? Do you want to hit the track or a gym? Can you do it on your own or do you want a personal trainer?
But once you start exercising make sure that you are not overdoing.
Are finding difficulty in finding out which exercise would suits your body the most?
Do you need medical assistance?
You can always consult a cardiologist at Medisys Hospital.
About The Hospital:
Medisys Hospitals is a growing super speciality hospital in Hyderabad that represents the vision and mission of a group of highly qualified and experienced veteran medical professionals. Started in June 2016, it is a 200-bedded hospital with all medical and surgical specialties available. We rely on our in-house state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities to provide high-level care for our patients.