Feb 23, 2018
Maria Victoria M. Ducdulao
Healthy Heart, Happy Heart
In your 20s and 30s? Young for sure. If you've been mindful of your health, you're probably feeling great. However, this is probably not the case for the majority of millennials whose mantra - YOLO (You Only Live Once) - equals parties, puyat, fast food, beer and more parties.
This kind of lifestyle takes a toll on your young heart which leads to early onset of heart disease.
Perhaps now is the time to sober up while there is still time and consider these potential heart-health issues and know the things you can do to avoid them.
Cardiovascular Risk Assessment (Heart, Capillaries, Arteries, Veins)
A Cardiovascular Risk Assessment for you is essential especially when you are a smoker, drinker, fast food lover, overweight, do not exercise, and work in the call center industry because of your shifting schedule usually involving graveyard shifts.
The rule is quite simple: eat only when you are hungry and choose foods that heal, strengthen, and keep your heart and body strong. Maintaining a healthy weight will not only keep you feeling and looking younger, it will help you avoid diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis, liver disease, stroke and some cancers.
Screenings for Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Eating Disorder, and Substance Abuse
Millennials may be surprised to learn that mental health issues are fairly common in their age group, with depression and stress-related conditions among the top concerns reported that weigh heavily on your heart. Many companies in fact have set up a Counseling Clinic for their young employees to address this.
Annual Physical Exams or APEs
APEs are no longer just requirements for employment. A regular APE can uncover hidden heart threats. Do this as soon as possible especially when you are experiencing chest pains, dizziness, and shortness of breath.
Stay young at heart buy choosing a lifestyle that cares for your heart.
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