Ten Myths That Following Them Could Seriously Hurt Your Heart

Is stress, anxiety and depression make life so much more interesting? If you think yes, you should also know that these reasons are the top heart breakers.

An article I found in Harvard’s Medical School’s website dispells some of the very myths that we follow when we are diagnosed with a problematic heart.

Obviously, Urbangrains’ readers will have less chances of getting there – consuming heart-healthy extra virgin olive oil, excercising regularly and eating greens 5 times per week, is the recipe and the basis of the Med diet – which provides longevity and a better, more relaxed lifestyle.

Here is an abstract of the article, which is great to read and very helpful – good job as always Harvard!

Over the past decade, we’ve learned a great deal about what causes heart attacks and how to prevent them. But unless you follow medical news closely, there’s a chance you might have misconceptions about the risk factors for heart disease, or heart disease itself. Here are 10 commonly held but mistaken beliefs. Replacing these myths with truths will give you the information you need so you and your doctor can plan the best path to a healthy heart.

MYTH 1: If you have heart disease, you need to take it easy.

For the vast majority of people with heart disease, being sedentary is a bad idea. It can lead to blood clots in the legs and a decline in overall physical condition,” says cardiologist Dr. Richard T. Lee, co-editor in chief of the Harvard Heart Letter. Physical activity helps strengthen the heart muscle, improves blood flow to the brain and internal organs, and improves overall health and well-being.

Source: http://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/10-myths-about-heart-disease

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