It may seem like a shocker (or not), but changing your lifestyle can truthfully prevent yourself from having an heart attack by 80%, if you are male. (The study was just on males, can be true for women too). Men are the more likely to have a heart attack in the first place.
The 11 year Sweedish Study, found that Men who added regular exercise and ate a healthy diet were eighty percent less likely to have a heart attack than the men who did not make a any lifestyle changes. There were over 20,000 surveyed in this survey! The men in this survey were aged 45-79. In addition, men who cut their alcohol intake and tobacco habits had even less of a chance of a heart attack! The study claimed that even those men who neglected their health for years were able to reduce risk by adding in healthier lifestyle choices!
It only makes sense! When you exercise your body is able to digest what you eat normally, therefore allowing for your organs to be able to properly work. When a person has a heart attack, it is caused by too much build up in your heart, making it hard for that person to breathe. When you eat a diet full of junk, sweets and fats, it puts a lot of pressure on your organs, including your heart. Over time plaque build up forms and when there is not enough oxygen flow to your lungs and heart, this causes a heart attack.
This is why your Doctor and/or Nutritionist keep telling you to eat healthier and start an exercise routine!
The study states that 80% of heart attacks involving men are actually preventable. The team, who hails from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, wrote how each measure lowered the risk of heart disease in men, according to Headlines & Global News.