Worst Habits That Are Destroying Your Heart  


“Not everyone recognizes the link between alcohol and heart health,” Youmans explains. Too much alcohol raises blood pressure, causes irregular heartbeats, and is “directly toxic to the heart.”

Drinking too much alcohol

“Untreated sleep apnea or poor sleep quality can lead to high blood pressure and affect heart health,” Lewsey warns. Diabetes, weight gain, and lack of sleep also harm heart health.

Skimping on sleep

An American Heart Association committee rated the DASH diet at the top of a recent Circulation evaluation of heart-healthy diets. To treat or prevent high blood pressure, this diet is low in salt, added sugar, alcohol, and processed foods and high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes.

Choosing unhealthy foods

One in three 50-80-year-olds felt isolated in 2023, according to the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging. More over one-third of elderly individuals (37%) felt lonely. These conditions can harm your heart.

Living alone

Tobacco is unhealthy whether you vape or smoke cigarettes or cigars. So is secondhand smoke. As most people know, tobacco destroys your lungs and causes cancer, but it also damages your heart.

Smoking tobacco

Obesity raises cholesterol, blood sugar, triglycerides, and blood pressure. All of these damage your heart and increase heart disease risk. Diabetes often accompanies obesity.

Waiting to lose weight 

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