Sedentary lifestyle or an inactive lifestyle is one of the biggest threats to your health. The sedentary lifestyle involves sitting or being at rest for too long with little or no exercise. Physical activity and regular exercise are essential for optimum health. But many fail to add enough exercise to their daily schedule. Sedentary Lifestyle can lead to high blood pressure, poor cholesterol levels and increase in blood sugar levels which in turn damage the walls of the blood vessels increasing the risk of a heart attack. In this article, Dr. Sanjay Kumar, the best Cardiologist in Faridabad will help you understand the harmful effects of following a sedentary lifestyle.

The country’s youths are at a greater risk of developing heart diseases and sedentary lifestyle has to be blamed for it. It is a matter of serious concern that people in their productive ages are falling sick, says dr. Sanjay Kumar – the best Cardiologist in Faridabad.

Dr. Sanjay Kumar said that heart attacks were happening among those aged below 45 years and the youths were becoming prone to heart attacks 10 to 15 years earlier in their lifespan because of lifestyle diseases that were triggering a serious health concern, especially among those aged between 20 and 40 years.

Smokers and peoples with family history of cardiac ailments are susceptible to heart attacks. Peoples with no bad habits and family history were also getting attacks due to work pressure. The stress-induced heart attacks could be because of high expectations in life and achieving success in quick time. If 70 percent of heart attacks were caused by lifestyle diseases, 30 percent were due to pressure, he explained.

Dr. Sanjay Kumar cautioned against delaying shifting of a heart attack victim to hospital. “A delay of 30 minutes can increase the chances of death. The golden hour treatment is key.

Advising the people to avoid five ‘S’ for staying healthy, Dr. Sanjay Kumar said smoking, salt, spirit (liquor), sedentary lifestyle and stress can help keep the heart healthy. It is recommended to check BP, diabetes and the functioning of the heart (by an ECG) to know our health status. This can help in taking corrective measures and prevent an attack, he advised.

Celebrities and others dying after working out sessions, Dr. Sanjay suggested that the people get their cardiac factors checked before going for high density workouts in gyms.

People should also be careful about their waistline as an increase in every inch above 36 waist increases the risk of getting heart attacks, he warned.

Lack of exercise is a known risk for coronary artery disease. As the saying goes prevention is better than cure, people must start staying fit with regular walking and exercise like yoga. Fasting once a week, laughing, sleeping well and positive thinking are also key for remaining healthy, he said while advising cycling for staying fit.

Getting regular physical activity can help reduce your risk of heart disease by helping you manage blood pressure and cholesterol, regulate your blood sugar levels, and maintain a healthy weight or lose weight. Exercise can strengthen your heart.