4 lifestyle changes to prevent heart attack

May 29, 2023

When blood supply to the heart is obstructed, it can result in a heart attack. The accumulation of fat, cholesterol and other chemicals in the heart's (coronary) arteries causes the obstruction. Although heart diseases are one of the primary causes of mortality,it is preventable. While certain risk factors, including age, sex, and family history, cannot be changed, some lifestyle changes can help lower your risk of heart disease.

How to Prevent Heart Attack?

Maintain Healthy Weight

The risk of heart disease increases with weight gain in the mid-section of the body. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer are the major health risks of being overweight. A body mass index (BMI) of 25 or greater is considered overweight. You should get your BMI checked to know if you are overweight. If you are overweight, you should make changes to your diet and exercise to maintain a healthy weight.

Quit Tobacco

One of the best things you can do is stop using tobacco products. Even if you don't smoke, stay away from secondhand smoke too. The chemicals in cigarettes can have an impact on the heart and blood vessels, which can increase the risk of cardiac arrest.

Workout Regularly

 Daily exercise can reduce the chance of developing heart disease. It also lowers the chances of acquiring additional illnesses, like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes, which may increase the risk of a heart attack.

Get Regular Checkup

The heart and arteries may suffer damage due to excessive blood pressure and high cholesterol. You won't likely be able to tell if you have these diseases without a checkup. Routine screening will help you know the status of your vitals and take necessary actions in case they are not up to the mark.


Take preventative healthcare measures if you have conditions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes to prevent the risk of a heart attack.

If you need more information on cardiac issues, talk to our team of experts at Circle Health by calling +91 (0) 76763 12288.