Strong men are not only judged by the large muscles that are owned or ability to have sex in bed. Strong men also must have a strong heart. There are several ways that make men’s heart remains strong.
Of some indicators, men appeared to have worse health status than women. Male death rates were higher than women, including mortality due to cardiovascular disease.
Here are some ways that can make men’s heart remains strong, as reported by Menshealth:
1. You and other family members should quit smoking
The most accurate way to make the heart stay strong is to stop smoking. Also, make sure there are no family members at home who smoke.
Men who have a family of smokers also face 92 percent increased risk of heart attack.Breathing in polluted air of cigarette smoke can increase bad cholesterol, lowers good cholesterol and increase the tendency of blood to clot.
2. Exercise for 30 minutes, 4 times a week
In middle-aged men, exercise 2 hours or more per week in a cumulative 60 percent can reduce risk of heart attack.
3. Lose weight for the obese
If you are overweight, lose 4.5 to 9 kg can significantly reduce the risk of heart attack.
4. Drink 8 glasses of water a day
Men who drank 8 glasses of water a day can reduce the risk of heart attack by 54 percent than men who drank 2 cups or less. The study says that water can thin the blood so as to prevent blood clotting.
5. Replace the habit of drinking coffee to tea
A recent study found that drinking three cups of tea a day can reduce the 50 percent risk of heart attack than those who did not drink tea at all. Potential antioxidants called flavonoids may provide protective effects on the heart and blood vessels.
6. Salmom eat tuna on Saturday and Sunday
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health says eating fish at least twice a week can lower heart disease risk more than 30 percent. The key is the content of omega-3 fatty acids.
7. Ask your doctor whether you need a vitamin E and aspirin
According to a recent study of University of Pennsylvania, men who take vitamin E and aspirin can cut the risk of plaque buildup in the arteries by 80 percent.
8. Eating watermelon
Content of about 40 percent more lycopene found in tomatoes, and new studies show that the body can absorb more lycopene in watermelon is rich in water. Regularly eating watermelon can reduce the risk of heart disease by 30 percent.
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