Our heart is hard at work pumping blood throughout the human body every second of the day.

It is pumping as you talk, work out, sleep, cook, even as you are reading this piece of great article right now.

Your heart is crucial to your survival, so do not take this important organ for granted. 

I repeat, do not.

However, there is still a significant lack of knowledge about the risk factors of heart diseases among us that could lead to cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, heart attack, and abnormal heart beat.

Here are the top 3 heart-damaging habits that you should stop doing now.

Glued to screens

Sitting for hours and hours in front of a TV or computer will increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. Why? The lack of movement may affect blood levels of fats and sugars.

Here’s a tip: Instead of spending 100% of your time on the screen, you can use 50%-60% of the time for other healthier activities such as playing badminton, taking a walk at a park or picking up a new hobby. Balance is key to a  healthy life. By doing so, your health will improve in a variety of ways including reducing the risk of a heart attack.

Stressing out too much

In all honesty, everyone has stress. But science made it clear that chronic stress is extremely bad for your body because it can contribute to everything from high blood pressure to asthma to irritable bowel syndrome and more. Besides, when stress is excessive, it causes people to engage in unhealthy habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol, which will eventually damage your body.

Here’s a tip: Commit to a workout routine, eat a healthy diet and take a break when you feel stressed out. 

Uncontrolled Anger

Stuck in the traffic, spilling coffee on important documents, a remote control that does not respond and many more. These are the small issues that make most people get frustrated. Similar to stress, anger can increase your risk of a heart attack as it increases your heart rate and blood pressure.

Long-term intense anger can increase the chance of getting acute heart occlusion, which obstructs blood flow to the heart.

Here’s a tip: When you feel anger boiling up, try to calm down and identify the reason. Ask yourself if it is worth getting angry for an out-of-battery remote control? Is it really worth it to get angry at a standstill traffic and hurt your heart health? 

Sometimes, you need to own your anger.

Taking care of your heart does not have to be confusing or complicated. Incorporate these tips into your life to give yourself a better chance to enjoy a long and healthy life, free from heart diseases!

A healthy blood circulatory system, also known as the cardiovascular system, is vital to one’s well-being. This system consists of the heart, arteries, veins and capillaries which transport oxygenated blood and nutrients to all parts of the body.

To attain cardiovascular well-being, External Counterpulsation (ECP) treatment is administered through three pairs of external inflatable cuffs that are applied around the lower legs, upper legs, and buttocks. These cuffs continuously inflate and deflate between the resting period of the heartbeat and increase blood flow to the heart. With ECP enhancing your blood circulatory system, heart-related problems can be avoided.

Chest pain, also known as angina, can be relieved with ECP. The heart muscle is able to acquire sufficient blood flow which directly translates to adequate oxygen levels. With low oxygen levels in the heart, the heart still may be able to function. However, you may experience angina (chest pain) whenever you carry out vigorous activities that demand a higher amount of oxygen as your heart is being exerted.

A common cardiovascular condition such as high blood pressure can also be avoided using ECP as the inflatable cuffs that inflate and deflate help with regulating blood flow which regulates blood pressure. High blood pressure shouldn’t be taken lightly as it can eventually damage your heart, blood vessels, and organs.

In addition, ECP can also help prevent a heart attack as well as stroke. A heart attack often occurs when the oxygen demand exceeds oxygen supply. However, ECP increases blood flow to the heart to boost oxygen supply and therefore reduces the risk of getting a heart attack. Likewise, ECP aids in supplying oxygen through the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain to lower your risk of having a stroke.

Understanding the risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases is an important step to take to prevent yourself, or your loved ones, from becoming a statistic of the disease. To learn more about the many benefits and uses of ECP Treatment, contact us here.  

External Counter Pulsation, or more commonly known as ECP, is a non-invasive treatment used to decrease the intensity and number of angina episodes. 

Approved by the Ministry of Health Malaysia and FDA, this non-surgical treatment is easy, safe and painless that provides long lasting results.

1.  How it is done

ECP treatment is administered through three pairs of external inflatable cuffs applied around the buttocks, upper legs and lower legs.

The cuffs around these parts continuously inflate and deflate between the resting period of the heartbeat. This is to increase the blood returning to the heart which helps provide more oxygen to its starved areas.

2. Benefits of ECP treatment

People undergoing the ECP treatment will definitely notice numerous benefits after undergoing the treatments. Among the benefits are an increase in oxygen supply for the heart and a decrease in chest pains. 

Other benefits from the ECP treatment are an improved EKG response to exercise and also increase in energy and exercise duration. 

3.  Who is eligible for ECP treatment?

However, not everyone is eligible for ECP treatment. Individuals are only eligible if they have had coronary artery bypass (CABG) or stents placed in the coronary arteries with ongoing angina. 

Individuals who have not had prior bypass or stenting but are suffering from angina are also qualified for treatment. 

For anyone looking for a non-invasive procedure to treat chest pains, look no further. Danai Wellness provides ECP treatment for those seeking to improve their health.

Beauty trends are evolving.

However, the one thing consistent with beauty trends is that it is heavily focused on outer beauty. Due to the current global health crisis, beauty trends have been redefined. The pandemic has everyone well-informed and cautious about their health.

The global health crisis that we are facing brings an evolutionary beauty trend that focuses on inner well-being. People are wanting to treat their body and mind right to sustain a healthy lifestyle which will be reflected in their everyday appearance. Beauty today is the glow from within that is achieved by embracing wellness and making it a top priority in our daily routine. 

Here are some ways through which you can incorporate wellness to glow from within:

  1. Eat A Well-Balanced Diet

Nutrient-dense eating is vital for healthy living. The food you eat today may either strengthen or weaken your immune system. Besides fighting off viruses, a well-balanced diet with antioxidant-rich foods will ultimately be reflected in our outer beauty by enhancing skin clarity, hair and nail growth.

  1. Stay Hydrated

Up to 60% of an adult body is made of water. Water is essential in maintaining a healthy body as it helps our organs carry out its day-to-day functions. Water also aids in reducing sugar cravings, migraine, bladder infections and helps in the filtration processes of the liver and kidneys, which is necessary for a healthy and glowy outer appearance.

  1. Detach From The Real World.

The real world can be mentally exhausting; try detaching from all your thoughts and worries by doing mindful activities. Mindful activities such as reading a book, immersing yourself in a movie, or practicing yoga can help take care of your mental health, which will eventually make you a happier person. 

  1. Boost Your Immune System
Physical therapist doing massage of male’s shoulder

Getting a massage such as the Meridian Zenflow Therapy or Ayurvedic Massage can help with blood circulation, which gives you a flushed, glowy look. These massages also help with relieving stress and enhancing mental well-being.

Beauty today is not centred around on what you put on your face or how you dress yourself up.

It is about what you consume and what you do to take care of your physical and mental well-being, which will eventually show on the outside.