Is it possible to resist the risk factors for coronary heart disease?
Yes you can. Ways to influence them are extremely simple: dietary restrictions, physical activity, quitting smoking and alcohol, compliance with the regime of work and rest. These recommendations are well-known to the commonplace, trivial to the point of boring, sensational and not exotic, but nothing better has been invented.
Restraint in food gives not only harmony to the figure, youthfulness and mobility. The main result is the normalization of metabolism in the body, primarily unloading from cholesterol.
What gives physical fitness? A person looks better, feels more confident, is less tired. But not only that. It has a beneficial effect on metabolic processes in the body. Even if the disease has developed, a trained person is better prepared to withstand it. A physically trained person suffers less from angina pectoris.
Extremes are unacceptable!
People have a different attitude to the risk of coronary heart disease. Some completely neglect the self-control of behavior, regime, nutrition, considering it unworthy of the attention of a business person. They do not want to change anything in their lifestyle. Others, although they think about the danger that awaits them, do not really do anything because of employment, laziness, doubts about success.
Some people constantly live with the idea that they can get sick, and they often develop hypochondriac syndrome. It is difficult to live for a person who sees only dangers in the whole world around him. Life can become very dull when a person counts every day a slice of sugar (ah, diabetes), oil (ah, atherosclerosis), salted fish (ah, hypertension); when he is upset due to the slightest violation of the regimen of the day (ah, overwork of the nervous system) or bad weather (ah, a cold).
Others are overly active in resisting risk factors. Observe non-physiological diets, starve, run, or, without comparing their capabilities with the loads, rhythmic gymnastics.
Extremes are unacceptable. Between them are those who lead a full-blooded, full-fledged life, harmoniously combining creative work, physical and emotional activity, and control over their lifestyle.
Habits are different
Habits are considered harmful or beneficial, depending on how they affect the health of the person and others.
The habit of smoking contributes to the development of coronary heart disease, obliterating endarteritis, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, stomach ulcers.
The habit of hypokinesia, that is, low physical activity, leads to many troubles. A sad sight is, for example, MIIT students who crowd around the Novoslobodskaya metro station while waiting for the tram, while the institute can be reached in 15 minutes.
The habit of overeating is laid in childhood by the efforts of child-loving parents. The habit of overeating at the festive table gradually turns into the habit of overeating at every meal- As a result, the burden of serious illnesses.
Often you can hear the call “Fight bad habits!”. Such an appeal involves campaigning. So you see the gloomy, determined face of a person overcoming something. The appeal is much more accurate: “Develop good habits!” A set of healthy habits creates a healthy lifestyle.
The development of good habits leads to the prolongation of the health of a healthy person, and in patients with early manifestations of the disease their progression stops.
The formula of useful habits: “I do not smoke,” “Thank you, but I do not eat at night,” “Because of the two stops, I never get on the bus,” “I avoid using the elevator.” “I ended the habit on all occasions and without reason to drink alcohol.” From the complex of such useful habits, a certain stereotype of behavior is formed.
A stereotype of behavior should be built from childhood: a habit and a love of physical activity, moderation in food, restraint in behavior, aversion to tobacco and alcohol.
It is much more difficult to get rid of bad habits and develop useful ones. Replacing bad habits with useful ones involves restructuring the stereotype of behavior, attitudes, motivations. This process can be painful, difficult, cause internal resistance.
In the process of overcoming habits, there is a sweetness, the sweetness of victory over oneself. A person gets the opportunity to test himself and his will.
How proud is a person when he manages to give up bad habits: “I quit smoking for six months already,” “I lost 2 kilograms in a month.” “I go 4 kilometers every morning,” “I have a subscription to the pool, and I never missed a session. ”
As fashion designers create the fashion of the season, let’s create a fashion for health, for life without risk factors!