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  • Healthy Heart for along happy life Dr. Hari Singh HHC Healthcare
  • INDIANS AT RISK  HEART DISEASE EPIDEMICSedentary life styles, Unhealthydiet, Stress, Diabetes, Narrower arteries Healthy Heart for a long happy life 2
  • HAVE A HEALTH HEART Healthy Heart for a long happy life
  • Quit smoking for a healthy heart• Smoking reduces life expectancy by 15-25 years• Smokers twice at risk than Non-smokers• Risk reduces on quitting smoking Healthy Heart for a long happy life 4
  • Lower the salt-intake for a healthy heart• Excess-salt -> high blood pressure -> Coronary heart disease Healthy Heart for a long happy life 5
  • Balanced diet for a healthy heartTake Avoid• Fresh fruits • Fats• Vegetables • Red meat• Whole grain bread • Deep fried food• Brown rice • White sugar• Regular meals • White bread • Over eating • Late night meals Healthy Heart for a long happy life 6
  • Dietary fibre for a healthy heart• Oats, oat bran, oatmeal • Green/black tea – A bowl (3 g.) per day – 5 cups a day – Lowers bad cholesterol – Lowers cholesterol, blood (LDL) pressure• Psyllium husk (Isabgol) – Inhibits blood-clotting – Lowers LDL, triglycerides, • Barley (jau) apo-lipoprotein B, – Retards intestinal inflammation fat/cholesterol absorption• Soybean • Lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) • Raises good cholesterol (HDL) Healthy Heart for a long happy life 7
  • Avoid alcohol for a healthy heart• Excessive alcohol – -> heart muscle damage -> high blood pressure – -> Weight gain• Avoid alcohol – At least limit it to 30ml a day Healthy Heart for a long happy life 8
  • Regular exercise for a healthy heartHow much Benefits• 30 minutes of moderate • Improves mental health exercise a day • General well-being – Gradually increased to to 45 minutes of brisk walk/jogging Healthy Heart for a long happy life 9
  • Routine medical check-up for a healthy heartWhat to check? When to check?• Blood pressure • 30 year+• Blood sugar – 6 monthly• Cholesterol • 50 year+ – 3 monthly• Body mass index • Marginally elevated – monthly • Elevated – As per Doctor’s advice Healthy Heart for a long happy life 10
  • Healthy Weight, Healthy Shape for a healthy heartManage waist Manage cholesterol• Apple-shaped (fat around • Cholesterol deposition waist) more prone than starts in childhood the Pear-shaped (fat – Extra weight always around hips) harmful – Small healthy dietary changes beneficial Healthy Heart for a long happy life 11
  • Apple shape Healthy Weight, Healthy Shape• Fat stored around • At risk of lifestyle the middle related diseases – Abdomen – Diabetes – Belly – Heart disease – Chest – Stroke – Surrounding internal – High blood pressure organs – Impaired lung • Heart function • lungs – Certain cancers – Gall bladder disease Healthy Heart for a long happy life 12
  • Pear shape Healthy Weight, Healthy Shape• Fat stored below • Risk of weight related waist line diseases – Hips – Arthritis – Thighs• Less of heart risk than Apple shape Healthy Heart for a long happy life 13
  • Waist-to-Hip Ratio Healthy Weight, Healthy ShapeMeasurement Heart risk• Signifies fat distribution • Ideal ratio in body – Women: 0.8 or less – around waist and hip – Men: 0.95 or less• Divide circumferences of • Heart risk ratio – Waist at its smallest part, – 0.76 - 0.83 and • Pear shape ratio – Hips at the widest part of – < 0.72 buttocks Healthy Heart for a long happy life 14
  • Beat stress for a healthy heartCumulative stress leads to Manage it by• Irregular meals • Yoga/walking• Smoking • Meditation• Drinking • Recreation• Bad physical health • Vacation• Bad mental health• Increased cardiac risk Healthy Heart for a long happy life 15
  • Check family history for a healthy heart• Coronary heart • Family members: disease in close – Smoker relative(s) -> Higher – Hypertensive heart risk – High cholesterol – Sedentary life style – Obese – Diabetic – Heart disease Healthy Heart for a long happy life 16
  • Be aware of risk factors for a healthy heartUncontrollable factors Controllable factors• Heredity • High blood sugar – Coronary heart disease in • High blood pressure close relative doubles the risk • High cholesterol• Age • Obesity – Usually 60+ • Smoking – 30 + also prone now • Alcohol• Sex • Sedentary life style – Men + + + • Stress – Women after menopause Healthy Heart for a long happy life 17
  • Laughter, the best medicine for a healthy heart• Belly laughter – Relaxes – Lightens – Refreshes – Enlivens – Strengthens heart Healthy Heart for a long happy life 18
  • Have a Healthy Heart!
  • For more information/queries/feedback: Write to us at: Visit us at: contact@hhc.co.in www.hhc.co.in© 2010 by HHC HealthcareAll rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means, or stored ina database or retrieval system, without prior written permission of HHC Healthcare. Healthy Heart for a long happy life