Published 13-03-2023

Heart Health: Modifying Childhood lifestyles To Reduce the Risk of Heart-Attacks in Adulthood


Heart Health: Modifying Childhood lifestyles To Reduce the Risk of Heart-Attacks in Adulthood

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Is your kid overeat junk food and spending too much time on the computer? It's time to change their way of life for the good of their hearts.

Our heart health has been negatively impacted by Covid-19, and some recent sudden cardiac arrests show that we aren't doing enough to care for one of our most important organs, which operates nonstop to give oxygen and nourishment to every part of the body. A 16-year-old kid died while playing cricket recently, while a lady in her early 20s passed away in Lucknow because of an unexpected cardiac arrest during her wedding ceremony. The sudden cardiac arrest of bus drivers, performers at wedding, concerts, and pujas is alarming and calls for early action and a change in lifestyle. Apart from the old, young adults are more sensitive to heart disease and heart attacks, which can also be dangerous to teenagers and small children.

Kids used to be more physically active, but due to rising interest in smart phones, video games, and other technologies, they are quickly becoming inactive. Also, they are consuming more junk food than ever. These days, peer pressure and parental expectations cause stress and rivalry to influence children at an early age. Their later cardiovascular health is probably going to be impacted by all these risk factors. It's time to give your kids healthier versions of their favourite unhealthy foods if you, like me, don't think twice before letting them chow down on burgers, fries, and soda.


 Also Read:  Early signs of heart disease in Indian Adults 


Workout each day:

The day should be spent being active for kids ages 3-5. Aim for an hour or more of moderate-intense activity each day for children aged 6 to 17 years old. Three days a week should be dedicated to muscle-building exercises and 3 days should be dedicated to cardiovascular exercises that strengthen the bones, such running or jumping. Make daily exercise a family activity if you can!


 Also Read:  How Controlling Blood Sugar, Benefits Your Heart


Keep up a balanced diet:

During childhood, lipid cholesterol starts to build and eventually leads to high cholesterol in adulthood. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are foods that are low in cholesterol. (Monitoring dietary fat intake shouldn't start until age 2. Fat is necessary for a baby's growth and development.) Making the transition to low-fat milk and yoghurt is one example of a small change that can have a significant impact. Change to whole grain bread and cereal as well. The entire family can benefit from dietary improvements.


Avoiding tobacco use:

Even though they may be aware of the risks associated with smoking, teenagers may still choose to use some of the increasingly common alternatives to cigarettes. One vape, for instance, may have the same amount of nicotine as a whole carton of cigarettes. Smokers of hookah inhale much more tobacco and carbon monoxide than those who smoke cigarettes. And despite the recent marijuana legalisation in many states, it's critical to be mindful of the negative effects that smoke inhalation has on the cardiovascular system. Regardless of how popular they may be, talk to your young people about the risks associated with these activities.


Know the history of your family:

Due to the lack of symptoms, high blood pressure (hypertension) in children frequently goes unnoticed. Although not apparent at birth, this disease may run in families. To ensure that your child's blood pressure is taken annually and to pay particular attention to it if they have a family history, be sure to plan your child's annual well visits.

Almost 14 million American children suffer from obesity, putting them at risk for heart disease and other health problems. Health is a family matter. Being a role model for your child by making healthy adjustments in your own life is the first step towards a

healthy lifestyle for them. Your behaviour will have an effect that your child will carry into adulthood, according to Dr. Robert Vincent, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Boston Children's Health Doctors.





The heart is one of the body's most important organs. By pointing to the heart on their left side of the chest, you can teach your children about the heart. Get them to check their pulse on their wrist or feel their heartbeat with their hand while explaining how the heart transfers blood throughout the body. It's never too early to develop good habits, so don't assume your youngster is too little to understand. Try to include at least one adjustment in your way of life this month that will increase the love in your heart.

It's important to speak with a qualified doctor if you have heart-related problems or complaints and want to learn more about Ayurvedic or AYUSH based healthcare. Finding qualified medical professionals or learning more about Ayurvedic and AYUSH based approaches to heart health is now made easier by using Healthybazar. Don't put off prioritising your heart health; make an appointment with a qualified professional today!

Last Updated: Mar 15, 2023

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