Improper diet, associated with excessive consumption of salt and fat, leading to obesity, high blood pressure and atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries. That is why people whose diet consists mostly of fast food, sugary and fatty foods, should review their food. Prefer lean meat and fish, and the consumption of vegetable fats to a minimum. Eat bran and whole wheat bread. They are rich in potassium and magnesium, which are necessary for normal functioning of the cardiovascular system. Enrich your diet fruits and vegetables, drink fresh juices.
Physical inactivity at times increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. So if you want to prevent a heart attack, try to move more. In the summer enjoy hiking or cycling, winter ski and swim in the pool. Even the morning exercises, performed daily, strengthens the heart muscle and bones, improves blood circulation and lowers blood pressure.
In addition, the risk of myocardial infarction is increased if you have close relatives who suffer from cardiovascular disease. In this case, you should be more attentive to their health and undergo regular inspection and consult a physician.
Prevention of heart attack is certainly important, but a healthy lifestyle does not guarantee that the disease will pass you side. To timely detect abnormalities in the heart, blood pressure monitor on a monthly basis (for problems needs daily monitoring) and annual electrocardiograms.