‘Regular exercise must for a healthy heart’

Chennai : Every year, 29 September is commemorated as World Heart Day to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease (CVD) and negate its impact across the world. The theme of World Heart Day this year is ‘Use Heart for Every Heart’.Fitness and celebrity instructor, Yasmin Karachiwala said, “Regular exercise and an active lifestyle is a way to a healthy heart. Exercise is the best way to release endorphins and dopamine, thereby reducing stress and anxiety. Consult a
professional to understand the format of workout of exercise that works for your body and be sure to take out at least 30 minutes. Stay committed to an active lifestyle and include healthy and energy boosting snacks like almonds which have great nutritional properties and also promote feeling of satiation”

Nutrition and wellness consultant, Sheela Krishnaswamy mentioned, “There’s a rise in CVD cases amongst youngsters. CVD risk factors such as abdominal obesity, hypertension and diabetes are higher amongst Indians, even at younger ages, than among other ethnic groups. There is a strong need to address this and adapt to a healthier way of living. While staying active and working out is required, changing dietary habits is needed to stay healthy intrinsic. It is important to know what you
are eating and their impact on the body. Replace foods that are high in cholesterol, sodium, fat and sugar, with heart healthy options. Including almonds as part of a healthy diet may help in lowering risk factors for CVD among Indians by keeping in control dyslipidaemia, a condition marked by high LDL-cholesterol and triglyceride levels and low HDL Cholesterol levels.”