Aerobic exercises such as brisk walking, jogging or swimming, is the best type of exercise for heart health. Walking is the safest form of exercise to start if you are uncertain of the level of intensity.
Get 6 to 8 hours of sleep daily. Inadequate sleep of ≤ 4 hours or excess sleep ≥ 10 hours has been linked with increased risk of coronary artery disease.
Stop smoking, if you are smoking.
Achieve and maintain a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index). Healthy range for Asians is from 18.5 to 22.9 kg/m2.
Low glycaemic index (GI)
Minimise trans fats
Healthier sources of protein
Choose healthier cooking oils (unsaturated fat) such as sunflower, soya bean, olive, peanut and canola oil.
Reduce salt intake, especially if you have high blood pressure.
Limit alcohol intake to not more than 1 glass (wine) or 1 can (beer) a day.
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YOU CAN DECREASE YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE BY 40%
By simply following 4 simple steps:
Exercise at least 150 minutes a week (moderate intensity exercise)
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