Three of the best exercises to lower your risk of a deadly heart attack – Express

Posted: September 25, 2020 at 9:58 pm

Heart attacks are caused by a lack of blood reaching the heart.

Without enough blood, the heart could become seriously damaged - and it may even be life-threatening.

A heart attack could also be a symptom of coronary heart disease, which is where fatty deposits build up in the arteries, which limits the amount of blood reaching the heart.

One of the best ways to protect against heart attacks and heart disease is to take up certain exercises.

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"There are several ways you can reduce your risk of developing coronary heart disease, such as lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol levels," said the NHS.

"Exercising regularly reduces your risk of having a heart attack.

"The heart is a muscle and, like any other muscle, benefits from exercise. A strong heart can pump more blood around your body with less effort.

"Any aerobic exercise, such as walking, swimming and dancing, makes your heart work harder and keeps it healthy."

You can lower your risk of a heart attack by making some small diet or lifestyle changes.

Eating a healthy, balanced diet will lower your chances of fatty deposits in your arteries.

Meanwhile, the most common heart attack symptoms include chest pain, anxiety, and having a radiating pain in your arms.

If you think you, or someone you know, may be having a heart attack, it's crucial that you dial 999 straight away.

Three of the best exercises to lower your risk of a deadly heart attack - Express

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