Hey, folks. Today, we’re gonna talk about the heart. How to keep it working properly. How it’s affected by cervical osteochondrosis. Which foods are healthy and which should be excluded from your diet. And also, the prevention of cardiovascular disease. First of all, this article will be useful for people over 40.

Negative factors.

For starters, let us look at the list of negative factors that could cause our heart to fail. Let’s not list all possible options, but select the most important ones.

  • Smoking.
  • Excess weight.
  • It’s a sedentary lifestyle.
  • Stress.

Coffee and tea.

Regular consumption of strong coffee and black tea cause hyper-tonicity of blood vessels. Heart rate increases, pressure rises. Therefore, reduce the consumption of these drinks to a minimum. Or better yet, replace them with green tea.

Cervical osteochondrosis.

People with cervical osteochondrosis are more likely to be at risk of cardiovascular disease than others. Because, located in the brain, the vascular centre, which is responsible for the proper blood supply of the heart. It can’t maintain its normal function because of the clenched vertebral arteries.

Blood supply is disturbed and the heart increases blood pressure to prevent oxygen deprivation of the brain. The result is wear and tear on the heart muscle.

This effect is often accompanied by a constant feeling of heaviness in the chest area.

In such cases, you should think about therapeutic gymnastics.

Heart training.

First of all, as trivial as it sounds. But, dosed on the intensity of physical activity, is still at the top of the list, the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Naturally, without fanaticism.

  • Scandinavian walking.
  • Swimming.
  • Running.
  • Riding a bike.

I’d like to highlight Scandinavian walking from that list. Because of its versatility and accessibility for people of almost any age. Because, during this walking, you use special sticks (supports), and they perfectly relieve the load from your back. Thus, making it possible to increase the total walking distance.

Feeding.

For people with high blood cholesterol. Fat and extra salty foods should not be eaten. And also, forget about different semi-finished products.

Useful products for the heart.

  • Beef.
  • Turkey.
  • Rabbit meat.
  • Mackerel.
  • Herring.
  • Olive oil.
  • Multigrain bread.
  • Cut it off.
  • Vegetables and fruits.

Special attention should be paid to products rich in potassium. They should be present in your diet regularly.

Foods are rich in potassium.

  • Bananas.
  • The potatoes in the uniform.
  • Curaga.
  • Raisins.
  • Petrushka.
  • Nuts.