WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY 2022: May 17 is annually celebrated as World Hypertension Day. The celebration of the day aims to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. In simple terms, hypertension is high blood pressure. One of the leading and most common causes of cardiovascular disease around the world is hypertension. Often this disease goes unnoticed due to the ignorance and misconceptions people have about it. Worldwide, more than a billion people are currently living with hypertension. There are several reasons that explain the numbers.
- Relatively poor health care
- Personal health awareness
- Lower standard of living
Aside from medical help and medications, here are some of the practices you can follow in your life to keep stress and anxiety away:
- A routine is a must
Following a routine works wonders for your heart health. Discipline regarding the body has proven to be one of the ways to provide a better quality of life. Although it is not easy to follow a routine and a strict routine, it negates the sources of stress and anxiety and thus its consequences. A simple routine to do almost anything on an hourly, daily or even weekly basis.
- Eat healthy
Healthy food is mandatory for good heart health. Make sure your diet includes fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, seeds and grains. Foods such as antioxidants and fiber are beneficial for heart health. Abstaining from processed and unhealthy foods can also help prevent stress.
- Enough water intake
Water is most important for the survival of the human body. Adequate water intake is mandatory for a person with cardiovascular complexity. A minimum of 3 liters of water is required for the healthy functioning of the heart. Dehydration has its own effects on the human body. The stress sources become more active. It can worsen and turn into physical discomfort or even pain.
- Balance the stress
Not all stress is bad. Feeling a little rushed and worried is considered good for the natural functioning of the human body. Use the stress to test how your heart performs under pressure. Be very sharp about how your body reacts to stress and anxiety.
- Fysical activity
Indulging in physical activity on a daily basis can be very beneficial for heart health. Physical activities such as jogging, cycling, swimming and cardio-specific exercises for an hour a day are more than enough to improve overall heart health.
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