Mind your heart

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ONE can have his/her eyes, kidneys, limbs or other organs of the body being malfunctioned or deformed, but can still have a greater chance of survival. Heart attacks have now become one of the leading deaths in many countries and Papua New Guinea is no exception.
Children and young people who are supposed to be having fresh and healthy hearts are the ones who are greatly affected.
Heart diseases and attacks are not gene-oriented as people may think.
Heart attacks occur because of one’s careless eating behavior and lifestyle.
As part of a healthy diet, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, fiber-rich whole grains, fish, nuts, legumes, seeds and do some vigorous exercises.
Our hearts are fragile and precious, let’s take care of them.
We only live once.

Misack Ruri
Mind your heart

One thought on “Mind your heart

  • Mostly wrong.
    The message is look after your body.
    The body organs do not exist in small brick wall compartments.
    Kidney is just as important like the heart. So are the lungs and liver. Serious infection can start from your skin and kill you.
    Not every heart attack results in death. Kids suffer from congenital heart disease and rheumatic heart heart disease.
    The correct bit is the diet but unfortunately most people can not afford the diet you are advising because of financial constraints.
    However most people harm themselves from unhealthy behaviour such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, betelnut chewing and overeating resulting in overweight and obesity leading to metabolic diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, high blood pressure, sleep apnoea and kidney disease, all are major risks for heart attacks as part of group of diseases called atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Stroke is a ASCVD, Smoking is a risk for ASCVD.

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