1 Oct 2016

#190 Stay healthy and Stay Happy

Stay healthy and Stay happy

There is a proverb saying that ‘Health is wealth’. Yes, it is quite relevant.  Health is an asset and staying healthy is one of the main reasons which bring happiness. When one is happy, he has the maximum will power to perform his daily routines quite easily as well as comfortably. To stay healthy is not a thing to be done by chance, but it should be included in a list of main priorities for all. Every year on 29 Sept, world heart day is celebrated who soul aim is to make people aware of the cardiovascular diseases. It was founded in the year 2000.

There are some of the interesting facts about heart that one should know-

·        Size of a heart is equivalent to size of your fist. “Hearts can enlarge in response to certain conditions,” said by Kathryn Boiling, MD  a family medicine physician with Lutherville Personal Physicians in Lutherville, Maryland. Heart can only enlarge if it is affected by congestive heart failure.

·        Heart is a giant pump which pumps about five quarts of blood through blood vessels.

·         Symptoms of heart attacks differ from women to men. It has been observed that me often report  chest pain, feeling of being crushing chest muscles, sweating etc, whereas a woman experience fainting, dizziness, shortage of breath etc.

·         Heart diseases are the potential killer in men and most of the women die because of heart diseases. According to the American Heart Association, more than one in three women is living with heart disease. Every minute in America, one woman dies from heart disease, stroke, or another form of cardiovascular disease.

·         Heart beats about 100,000 times a day.

·         Heart rate is also affected by fitness level, diet and age. It depends on how one life his life, considering the habits of intake of food and other daily chores. The following data is given by National Institute of health which demonstrates the rate of heart beat with age.

Newborn (0 to 11 months):  70 to 160 bpmOne to four years:  80 to 120 bpmFive to nine years:  75 to 110 bpmChildren 10 years and up and adults (non-athletes):  60 to 100 bpmAdults (athletes):  40 to 60 bpm

Excessive sitting at one position may contribute to various heart diseases. Numerous studies have found that spending most of the day by sitting on a chair can harm your heart.Heart is the main part of our body which should be taken care of. By following a healthy lifestyle, you can be successful in making your heart young and healthy. Here are the few points mentioned below-

·        Avoid SMOKING
Smoking is injurious ton health as it decreases the age of heart by making it prone to various diseases.

·        Reduce WEIGHT
More is the body weight; more is the pressure on your heart to pump blood. So, try to control your weight by doing exercises daily.

·        Get ACTIVE
Staying active all the time can reduce the risk of heart diseases to a greater extent. It is really a stress buster.

·        Eat BETTER
Add fibrous food to your meal such as bread, grain, cereals, potatoes etc. You should try to cut down the intake of saturated fat. These are responsible for level of cholesterol in blood.

·        Stay HAPPY
Happiness reduces the level of stress. So one should always try to stay calm, happy and confident. Currently in India, with hectic schedules and sedentary lifestyles abound, most people believe that achieving heart health is a daunting task. As a result, they are stuck in a state of inertia and their heart health suffers. However, recent findings from the World Heart Federation reveal that even small lifestyle changes like being active, eating better, and staying happy can make your heart up to 50% healthier.

So start making small changes to your lifestyle to experience a healthy heart.
“I am joining the Saffolalife #ChhoteKadam initiative in association withBlogAdda and follow these small steps for a healthy heart.” 

Sweta Sarangi


  1. A heart is a pump a positive displacement one :) ... Really informative article..