Now you have seven healthy measures that can help you keep your heart safe and sound.People scoring well on an American heart association's ' Life's simple 7 checklist for a healthy heart are less likely to develop heart failure,a condition that reduces blood supply and oxygen flow to the body.The list encompasses seven measures that people can use to rate their heart health and take steps to improve it.
The measures are:
*Manage blood pressure.
*Reduce Blood Sugar.
*Get Physically active.
Researchers followed 3,201 participants for up to 12.3 years.During that time,188 participants developed heart failure.They found that for each one-point higher cardiovascular health score,there was 23% lower risk of developing heart failure.Those scoring in the middle third,cut their risk of heart failure nearly in half compared to those in the bottom third.Those in the top third reduced their risk further.
Senior author Vanesa Xanthakis said that this study points to the importance of knowing your numbers and speaking to your doctor about improving your score on each health metric and trying to get as close to ideal status as possible.Lead author Mathew Nayor said that this useful metric for a healthy life style that may not only help you reduce your chances of hear attack and stroke,but also of developing heart failure in future.-ANI