Heart disease basically means your heart is not working properly. Some people are born with heart disease but many develop the disease as they age. This development of heart disease is easily preventable by maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen. As well avoiding smoking, limiting alcohol use, and reducing stress will also help prevent any heart issues.
Per heartandstroke.ca 9 in 10 Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease and stroke and thousands die each year. Signs of a heart attack vary from person to person as well as between men and women. Below are the signs of a heart attack you should know are:
Upper body discomfort
Shortness of breath
And remember women are more likely to experience some of the common symptoms such as shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms call 9-1-1, stop all activity, take your nitroglycerin (if already prescribed), take Aspirin, rest and wait, and keep a list of your medications in your wallet and by the phone. Treating a heart attack means preventing or limiting the damage to your heart, and this treatment begins in the ambulance.
Ultimately Natatia’s One On One Fitness would like to see you take the actions to avoid living with heart disease or the fear of having a heart attack. 8 in 10 cases of heart disease are avoidable with simple healthy lifestyle changes like eating well, increasing your physical activity, maintain a healthy weight and reducing your stress.
Natatia’s One On One Fitness has many fitness programs from small group personal training to one on one personal training. We even have a new Senior Group Program where fitness and fun come together!