A Guide to Take Care of Heart Health at Any Age

A Guide to Take Care of Heart Health at Any Age

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Heart health is a prerequisite for good health. A healthy heart pumps fresh blood and carries oxygen to nourish organs and tissues.

Heart disease in our life will do harm to human body. It is mainly due to a result of some bad habits formed long time in daily life.

People of all ages should take care of their heart and maintain a healthy lifestyle, so as to reduce the risk of heart desease.

So how to take care of your heart at your age?

(1) 20-30 years old:Build good habits

People in their 20s are busy at work or school, sometimes sitting for a whole day with little time for exercise. Sitting for long periods of time lowers HDL cholesterol levels and fails to clear arterial plaque. So sit less and move more. Take the stairs instead of taking the elevator, or run or bike instead of driving the car.

Don’t smoke and avoid secondhand smoke. Smoking will increase the risk of heart disease.

Don’t ingnore your body health even though you are at an early age. The body mass index, heart rate, blood pressure and belly circumference should be tested regularly every year to adjust your lifestyle and diet. You can take a smart scale to manage your body health at home.

(2) 30-40 years old: Stay strong

People at this age is very easy to induce the occurrence of various diseases. So you should attach importance to more outdoor activities and a healthy diet.

Doing aerobic exercise to keep your heart rate and weight at normal level.

At the same time, follow the dietary principle of low salt, low sugar and low oil, eat at least 500 grams of vegetables and 200 grams of fruit every day, of which dark vegetables account for more than half. Staple food should be diversified. Increase the proportion of coarse grain in staple food.

Learn to release stress of work and life and keep a good state of mind. Prolonged stress can raise blood pressure, speed up the heart rate, damage the endothelial cells in the blood vessels. You can relieve stress by meditation, listening to soft music and exercising.

Remember to learn your family genetic history and regularly do physical examination.

👇 Wellue recommend a device to monitor your heart rate during exercising.

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Strap-free Heart Rate Monitor

Always focusing on your health and fitness, it will continuously monitor your heart rate during exercising and can vibrate to tell ireeugular heartbeats.

(3) 40-50 years old: Home monitoring

People aged 40-50 should actively monitor blood pressure, blood sugar, blood lipids, body weight and other indicators. Deal with sleep apnea early. In particular, blood sugar should be checked every three years after the age of 45, and once a year for those at high risk for hyperglycemia, diabetes and being overweight.

Wellue recommend this Wi-Fi blood pressure monitor to measure your average blood pressure and track ECG instantly when you feel discomfort. Its AI-ECG platform will tell you what the ECG means. 👇

Wi-Fi BP Monitor with AI ECG

–The average value of continuous 3 BP measurements.

–AI analysis for 30s- ECG to interpret some heart problems like A-Fib.

–Wi-Fi and Bluetooth sync data.

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(4) 50-60 years old: Stay on track

People aged 50 to 60 should  keep calm. No matter what the situation, learn to relax because mood swings are likely to raise blood pressure and cholesterol, which can lead to cardiovascular disease.

If there is chest pain and discomfort, use EKG monitor to track your heart activity instantly and go to the hospital in time.

(5) Over 60 years old: Beat the risk

Elder people should record your health status. Keep a good record of the average blood pressure throughout the day. Use ECG recorder to track your heart activities all day.

👇Recommend this ECG Recorder.

AI ECG recorder

24-Hour ECG Recoder with AI Analysis

Guard your heart all day long. AI-ECG platform will detect abnormal ECG events. No worry about identifying ECG waveforms.

Conclusion

Cardiovascular disease is becoming more and more common in younger people, so people of any age should pay attention to protecting their heart by adjusting their diet and avoiding foods high in salt, sugar and fat.  Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, exercise moderately, and actively control your weight. Pay more attention to your heart. If unexplained chest pain or discomfort occurs, seek medical advice as soon as possible.

Tips for Heart-Healthy Halloween

Tips for Heart-Healthy Halloween

Halloween is a good time for fun and sweet treats are definitely temptations for elders and kids.

The health risks of eating too many candies are very clear. The two most immediate dangers of excessive sugar intake are obesity and tooth decay. Halloween candies are high in saturated fat. It can cause higher cholesterol levels, which will lead to clogged arteries and heart problems. When people become obese, metabolic problems and the risk of heart disease will come with obesity. For this reason, major authorities and doctors recommend that people control their sugar intake.

Heart health is important for elders and kids. The American Academy of Pediatrics expressed that eating a heart-healthy diet from an early age helped lower cholesterol and reduce a kid’s risk of coronary artery disease later in life. So don’t let your health get tricked this Halloween! Here are a few tips for a heart-healthy Halloween.

#1 Prepare Some Heart-Healthy Halloween Snacks

There is no doubt that fruits and vegetables are good for our heart health. Make them extra festive as we are going to prepare for Halloween. Let’s turn some heart-healthy fruits into Halloween snacks.

For example, banana ghosts are a good choice for Halloween snacks. Bananas are excellent for heart health. They are full of potassium and can help to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Peel your bananas and slice them into halves. Use melted dark chocolate in a piping bag to make eyes and mouth. Then you can get a spooky treat of banana ghosts.

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Also, pumpkin is high in vitamins, minerals and fiber, and low in calories. Make tasty pumpkin soup by referring to healthy pumpkin recipes online.

Just consider some healthy Halloween-themed snack ideas when preparing Halloween treats.

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#2 Schedule Physical Activities and Get Enough Sleep

Physical activities are helpful for weight control and reduction of heart disease risk. When going to Halloween parties, walk from house to house instead of driving. You can also make a heart-conscious game when taking kids Trick-or-Treating.

Sleep is still important on Halloween. Some people may stay up all night. But you have to know that insufficient sleep will increase the risk of Type II diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

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#3 Follow COVID-19 Precautions at All Times

Now, there is nothing scarier than the surge of COVID-19 cases especially during a time when you guys enjoy a scary Halloween. So do not forget to follow COVID-19 precautions at all times.

  • If you are sick, stay at home.
  • If you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19, stay at home.
  • Wear a cloth mask to prevent the spread of the disease when you go out or when you are with someone other than your family.
  • Stay outdoors and avoid close contact with anyone other than your family.
  • Keep at least 6 feet away.
  • Wash or disinfect hands regularly.
  • Clean surfaces and objects that are frequently touched.
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#4 Monitor Your Heart with EKG Recorder in Daily Life

By the way, for most elders, it’s necessary to monitor their heart health in daily life with an EKG tracker that can tell you abnormalities of your heart condition. After all, early detection can lead to early treatment. Wellue’s 24-hour ECG recorder with AI Analysis is a portable Holter that can get your ECG event analysis easily by AI ECG platform without waiting for a longer-time appointment with your doctor.

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Be Aware of Warning Signs of Winter Heart Disease

Be Aware of Warning Signs of Winter Heart Disease

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Does cold weather affect your heart?

Yes, the risk of cardiovascular diseases will rise in Fall and Winter.

As the weather gets colder in Fall and Winter, the stimulation of cold often causes blood vessels to constrict and heartbeat to speed up, making it easier for heart attacks, heart failure and other heart diseases to occur.

Attention: In addition to keeping warm and adjusting medication to keep blood pressure stable, you must pay attention to the following heart disease warning signs.

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1. Chest pain

Chest pain is the most common symptom of a heart attack, typically make you feel like a stone pressing against the chest. Moreover, the pain may also appear in the left shoulder, jaw, and possibly in the stomach.

Heart attack is a disease that can kill you at any time! If you experience chest pain, go to the hospital promptly so that your doctor can determine if it is a heart attack.

If you go to the hospital because of stomach pain or shoulder pain, your doctor recommends checking the EKG (electrocardiogram).

Of course you can test EKG in you home by yourself with a portable EKG monitor (click here to know more, see pics as following).

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2. Palpitations

Palpitations are a common symptom of cardiac arrhythmia. Some people may feel that their heart has missed a beat, while others may suddenly feel a series of rapid, irregular heartbeats.

If you feel palpitations occasionally, it is usually not a big problem, mostly related to exertion and mental state; but if palpitations occur frequently, it may be a manifestation of disease, like some arrhythmias, hyperthyroidism, etc.

In the absence of hunger, exertion, etc., the presence of palpitations, along with dizziness, is likely to be signs of the more dangerous ventricular arrhythmia, which should not be taken lightly but to be treated immediately in the hospital.

3. Syncope (Fainting)

Syncope is a sudden, transient loss of consciousness that can recover on its own. The occurrence of syncope means that there is a transient abnormality in the blood supply to the brain.

Among patients with hypertension, this condition is likely to be a transient ischemic attack, implying an increased risk of stroke. And measures of prevention must be actively taken to minimize the risk of stroke.

4. Fatigue

Patients with hypertension who often feel tired and fatigued for no apparent reason may have an abnormally functioning heart. It is recommended that heart health lab tests be performed as soon as possible.

5. Breathing difficulties

Whether it is heart disease, or lung disease, it can cause shortness of breath and dyspnea.

For patients with hypertension, it is more important to be alert to shortness of breath and dyspnea that occurs at night, especially if you are woken up in your sleep and must sit up to breathe normally, which is likely to be a sign of heart failure. Once it occurs, go to the hospital in time to check the heart function and adjust the medication to avoid deterioration of the condition.

How to take care of your heart?

In addition to paying attention to the symptoms mentioned above, it is even more important to take care of your heart in general.

  • Control blood pressure and blood sugar well.
  • Refuse to smoke or to breathe second-hand smoke.
  • Develop a good habit of regular exercise.
  • Keep adopting a healthy diet.
  • Have regular medical checkups to know your heart health.
  • Monitor your heart every day with a 24-hour holter monitor. Know and record your heart condition analyzed by Wellue AI algorithm. Share your AI ECG report with your family doctor.
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Amazing Heart-healthy Tips

Amazing Heart-healthy Tips

Stretch it out

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Yoga can help you improve your balance, flexibility, and strength. It can help you relax and relieve stress. As if that’s not enough, yoga also has the potential to improve heart health. According to research published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine(1), yoga demonstrates the potential to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.

Let the music move you

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Whether you prefer a rumba beat or two-step tune, dancing makes for a great heart-healthy workout. Like other forms of aerobic exercise, it raises your heart rate and gets your lungs pumping. It also burns up to 200 calories or more per hour reports the Mayo Clinic(2).

Stop smoking—no ifs, ands, or butts

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There are many steps you can take to help protect your health and blood vessels. Avoiding tobacco is one of the best.

In fact, smoking is one of the top controllable risk factors for heart disease. If you smoke or use other tobacco products, the American Heart Association(AHA), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute(NHLBI)(3), and Certers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC)(4) all encourage you to quit. It can make a huge difference to not just your heart, but your overall health, too.

Be a kid

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Fitness doesn’t have to be boring. Let your inner Child take the lead by enjoying an evening of roller skating, bowling, or laser tag. You can have fun while burning calories and giving your heart a workout.

Move it, move it, move it

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No matter how much you weigh, sitting for long periods of time could shortens your lifespan, warn researchers in the Archives of Internal Medicine and the American Heart Association(5). Couch potato and desk jockey lifestyles seem to have an unhealthy effect on blood fats and blood sugar. If you work at a dest, remember to take regular breaks to move around. Go for a stroll on your lunch break, and enjoy regular exercise in your leisure time.

Make time for breakfast

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The first meal of the day is an important one. Eating a nutritious breakfast every day can help you maintain a healthy diet and weight. To build a heart-healthy meal, reach for:
-Whole grains, such as oatmeal, whole-grain cereals, or whole-wheat toast.

-Lean protein sources, such as turkey bacon or a small serving of nuts or peanut butter

-Low-fat dairy products, such as low-fat milk, yogurt, or cheese.

-Fruits and vegetables

Know your numbers

Keep your blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides in check is important for good heart health. Learn the optimal levels for your gender and age group. Take steps to reach and maintain those levels. And remember to schedule regular check-ups with your doctor. If necessary, check your heart rate and record EKG on a regular basis to detect early risk.

Wellue has good cardiovascular coverage: Blood pressure, heart rate, heart rhyth, SpO2, Blood sugar…

You can manage your own health data on your phone and share the data with your doctors. 

HOW HEART RATE IS RELATED TO FITNESS

HOW HEART RATE IS RELATED TO FITNESS

Understand how your heart works to help you get the best workout

Our heart has a pretty big job to do. Its duty is to pump blood around our entire body, constantly. It sends blood to the tips of your toes, your stomach for digestion, and to your brain to function. Whether we’re exercising or not, your heart is always at work, pumping blood around the entire body to transport vital nutrients to every single cell.

For explanation’s sake, we’ll say the process starts in the heart, where blood is deoxygenated (has no oxygen attached to it). It is then sent to the lungs to receive oxygen, and returns to the heart to be pumped throughout the entire body, including your muscles.

Heart rate can be a key indicator of an individual’s level of fitness. Have you ever exercised so hard that you felt as if your heart was going to beat out of your chest? This is potentially because you are at your maximum heart rate level. As the level of energy required to perform an activity, such as exercise, increases, so does your heart rate.

This is because the muscles being used during exercise require more oxygen and energy to perform than they do at rest. In order to deliver those nutrients as quickly as possible, the brain will send a signal to the heart to increase its rate. The blood will flow quicker, and oxygen will be delivered faster to the muscles that require it. A conditioned heart will usually have a lower heart rate due to cardiovascular fitness and efficiency.

During exercise, the working muscles get their fix of blood and oxygen, but it’s not like your body completely stops sending blood to all other areas. If that were the case, our bodies would pretty much shut down as soon as we started exercising! Instead, your nervous system sends signals to decrease blood flow to non-essential areas like the digestive system — hence why some people experience stomach issues when they eat a big meal before a workout. It also decreases blood flow to muscles that might not be doing a lot of work. For example, when running, how much work are your arms really doing? They may be pumping as you move, but you’re not using them as much as your legs. The blood flow to the arms decreases slightly, and blood flow to the legs increases, sending nutrients to fuel the harder work.

Heart rate is a reflection of fitness relative to an individual’s activity level, cardiovascular efficiency, and muscular efficiency. The more efficient an individual’s heart is (or, how well it sends nutrients to those hard working muscles), the more fit that person typically is. However, this can be conditioned to the individual and their specific activity. For example, the muscles of a runner and a swimmer are each conditioned for the specific movements of their sports, and are therefore more efficient at those motions. This means they don’t need as much energy to perform their trained activities. However, have them switch sports and their heart rate will be much higher, simply because their muscles are not as efficient at those movements, and will require more oxygen to perform.

Studies have shown that regular cardiovascular exercise (for example, running, swimming, jump rope etc.) may decrease your overall heart rate. So, if you want to test it out, start by measuring your heart rate immediately after a cardio session. Train regularly, two or three times a week at the same or slightly higher intensity.

After four to six weeks, repeat the exercise and intensity of the initial test day and immediately measure your heart rate following the session to compare.

A reduction in heart rate has shown to improve quality of life, reduce the risk of heart disease, and increase longevity. When your heart is conditioned and able to function at a lower rate, it does less work, which means less wear and tear over the course of your life. If your heart rate is high for your age, it’s going to be doing more work while you’re resting — therefore, more wear and tear. For obvious reasons, of all of our muscles, the heart is the one we need to last the longest. What we do with our body and what we put into our body can determine what happens to our heart.