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Ujjain

Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 10:11 PM IST

Small changes can avoid CVD

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Ujjain : The World Heart Day will be observed on Tuesday, but the doctors are concerned about the increasing rate of Cardio Vascular Diseases (CVD).

They say smaller steps towards healthy habits can easily avoid the risk of getting CVD’s. Cardiologist, Dr Vijay Garg said most CVD’s can be prevented by addressing risk factors, such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity. Our environment can also impact and increase the CVD risk factors.

Dr Garg stressed on consuming healthy food, inclusive of vegetables, fruits and salads, and avoiding fatty and processed food. He motivated the public to carry out outdoor activities, such as walking, jogging and encouraged them to quit smoking and drinking alcohol. He said making even few small changes can help reduce your and your family’s risk of heart diseases and stroke.

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Tips

No smoking

Cycle or walk to work or get off the bus a stop or two early

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 Take the stairs and encourage others to do so

Stand or walk while talking on the phone or at your desk

Be active

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Limit pre-packed foods that are often high in sugar, fat and salt

Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and swap sweet treats for fruits

Prepare healthy school or work lunches at home

Organise outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking or playing outdoors

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Published on: Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 02:12 AM IST
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