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Three Healthy Ways To Prevent A Heart Attack

by Clare Wassermann

Introduction

Whilst it’s important to ensure that life style changes and alternative treatments do not interfere with your medication, they can improve your heart health and reduce the risk of heart attacks

Alternative treatments are not suitable during a heart attack situation and as this is a life-threatening situation, symptoms must be treated swiftly by trained medical providers.

The following three methods may be used to reduce the risk of heart attack and can be part of a plan after experiencing heart attack.

1. Nutrition

A healthy diet is so important for heart health and is crucial for preventing coronary artery disease and heart attacks. You need a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins to maintain a healthy heart. Avoid processed foods and those that are high in fat and sugar.

Eat omega-3 fatty acids at least twice a week which reduces the risk of heart disease. These fats are found in fish such as:

  • salmon
  • herring
  • sardines
  • mackerel

Be aware of fatty acid supplements if you have a bleeding disorder or take drugs like warfarin or aspirin which interfere with blood clotting.

2. Regular Exercise

Exercise is important for heart health and helps lower blood pressure, cholesterol and controls weight. It’s also a stress buster and we know that stress affects the likelihood of heart attack.

3. Meditation

Recent studies show that meditation helps to reduce stress and lower blood pressure. There are several types of meditation including:

  • yoga
  • tai ch’i
  • qigong
  • mindfulness meditation
  • mantra meditation
  • guided meditation
  • gentle breath work

Contact me if you would like some simple online or in person lessons in meditation – I am a qualified teacher.

Conclusion

It’s important to remember that alternative treatments should not be used if you are experiencing heart attack symptoms – please call for an ambulance.

There are many simple lifestyle changes you can make to prevent heart attacks and have a healthy life after a heart attack.

contact me if you would like help with meditation techniques in an online session

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Mindful health in the pandemic

A short blog post for today but I wanted to share a really useful pdf from NHS UK to help you in these times where we need to spend more time at home and if you suffer with anxiety however mild – and let’s face it we all do from time to time. It has all sorts of good self help ideas.

Please share this resource with your friends:

Please click here: NHS Resource


Here are some places that you can join with me for free or low cost Mindfulness, Meditation and Movement Sessions:

Gentle movement, mindfulness and meditation with Clare Wassermann with Boundary Way Project [online].

March 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

 £2.50. Click HERE for info and booking.


Gentle movement, mindfulness and meditation with Clare Wassermann with Gatis Community Centre [online].

March 9th @ 7.30 – 8.45pm

Free. Click HERE for info and booking.


Gentle movement, mindfulness and meditation with Clare Wassermann with Gatis Community Centre [online].

March 16th @ 7.30 – 8.45pm

Free. Click HERE for info and booking.


Gentle movement, mindfulness and meditation with Clare Wassermann with Gatis Community Centre [online].

March 23rd @ 7.30 – 8.45pm

Free. Click HERE for info and booking


I am looking forward to some new and exciting ways of helping people with these sessions starting with some sessions for the Wolverhampton Voluntary Services organisation’s employees.

Help for employee wellness in your small business or corporation


If you or your business would like sessions for the wellbeing of employees please get in touch.

Feedback has been wonderful so far and people are reporting reduced anxiety and better sleep.

Please also see my post on how meditation can help strengthen the immune response. So important, particularly at the moment.

Art Club Online: Wolf Town Art Club

March 21st @ 11am – 1pm £5.80 Details and booking here


Hope to see you at one of these events

ALL THE BEST TO YOU

love Clare x

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