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Everyone deserves a little time off to enjoy life, and indulge a little. While you’re at it, who wouldn’t like to have a little extra vacation time? The funny thing is that sitting back, enjoying a big meal, or an extra drink, might feel relaxing, but to the body, it’s all hard work. In fact, some parts of the body never get a vacation, no days off, not even enough time to take a nap, especially your heart. Whether you’re awake or sleeping, every single moment, your heart is hard at work pumping away.
On average, the heart pumps over 100,000 times per day. With each pump, a fresh surge of blood travels down a network of vessels 60,000 miles long. Your body’s own superhighway. Along its way, blood picks up oxygen from your lungs, and off it goes to nourish your liver, kidneys, brain and more.
With such a big job to do, your heart needs to be in tiptop shape. But these days, too much eating and too little moving, has the heart all stressed out. Just look at your blood vessels, where heart health starts. When they’re healthy and clear, blood flows easily through them. But when they’re clogged, blood gets stuck like a big traffic jam. Your heart has to pump harder and harder just to push it all out.
What’s causing all this congestion? Well, it’s often the burgers, fries, pizza and donuts, or other high-fat, high-cholesterol foods. Fat and cholesterol form sticky clumps called plaque that builds up in your arteries. And your blood vessels become narrow and rigid, which is called atherosclerosis.
When you gain weight, smoke, or sit too much, atherosclerosis goes into overdrive. And that’s not good for your blood vessels or your heart. This backup causes another problem, high blood pressure, meaning your heart has to work harder and harder just to push the same amount of blood around. With all this added resistance, the heart might try to get bigger in order to push harder.
Although you might want to build muscle in other parts of the body, you don’t want the muscles in the heart to thicken. When the walls of the heart get too thick, it just gets in the way, making the heart a less efficient blood-pumping machine. And after a while, pushing and pumping harder and harder, your heart will eventually get tired, sending out less of the oxygen-rich blood your body needs. And that means trouble for your organs.
Look how slowly that blood is flowing, and what is that? A clot has formed in the pooling blood. Now it’s moving. If it travels to a blood vessel that feeds the heart, it could get stuck, and cut off the blood supply. Without oxygen, part of the heart muscle could die. That’s a heart attack, and it’s serious.
Look, the clot is headed for the brain. If it gets stuck in a blood vessel there, it robs brain tissue of the oxygen needed to think and walk and talk, and do just about everything else. That’s called a stroke, and it’s also big trouble.
These stories are scary, no doubt, but you have the power to prevent them. All you have to do is show your heart a little love, and it will keep ticking away for years to come. Here’s how you do it. Get moving. Walk, ride a bike, or take a dance class. Keep your heart pumping for at least 30 minutes, five days a week, with aerobic exercise.
When you exercise, you trim fat, and the heart becomes more efficient. Snuff out those cigarettes. Every cigarette puff fills your lungs with a cloud of toxic chemicals. Those toxins wind their way into your blood, damaging your heart and its delicate vessels. Once you stop smoking, the clouds clear. In just one year, your heart disease risk is cut in half.
Eat a rainbow of colors. Fill your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables, green, orange, red and yellow. They’re filled with heart healthy nutrients. Stay far away from the villains on the shelves, the boxes and bags of sugary, salty, high-calorie processed foods that weigh you down and harm your heart.
Watch that scale. If you have to count too high, you’re putting strain on your heart. Keep your weight in a healthy range for your height. And learn your numbers, the ones that count. Your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. If they’re too high, ask your doctor how to bring them back down.
Make a commitment to take care of your health, and your heart is sure to thank you.
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I know why you guys are here
who isn’t from PE tryna learn about cardio?
RAGONOT, DARYL E.
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Lost me when blaming fat came in.
Naval, Jelelia Mae M.
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As a fitness instructor, in order to keep your cardiovascular system healthy, you should: 1. Eat healthy food. 2. Get active. 3. Stay at healthy weight. 4. Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke. 5. Control your cholesterol and blood pressure. 6. Drink alcohol only in moderation. 7. Manage stress. And lastly, with NMN supplement according to Dr. Sinclair, Scientists from Case Western Reserve University, who published a study in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, found nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) supplementation promotes the health of the cell’s powerhouse, the mitochondria, and prevents heart failure. This is why I have been taking NMN by Vitruvin Nutrition. The result is very impressive.
man we all here for school? XD tip : go to the transcript and press *command + F* and look up the key words
Donuts falling from the sky:
Heart: Uh-ha! ha! ha!
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I dunno who the dude at 1:42 is, but mad respect for smoking that fat dart
So basically this video is telling you to became vegetarian.
I should’ve paid attention in school bruh
Blanco, iverson Y. bsit 1
what PE teachers tell us to do -_-
whole lotta red
Emnas Faith Marie M.
Thanks for giving me an insight…my report is all about this and it helps me more 💗💖
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mga ateneo peeps hello 🙂
3:37 , me after knowing I finished all my late assignments and I can finally rest.
You mean high sugar, high refined oil foods. NOT saturated fat. The first recorded heart attack was only within the last hundred years. What has gone up in the past hundred years? Refined oils and sugar consumption. Man has been eating saturated fat for tens of thousands of years.
Who’s here from online pe?
Who else is watching this for school?
Great video man no lie
Busa,John Kennth A.
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Who else looked this up just because?
sis i aint goin vegan
no more donat
this video gonna give me a panic attack
ADVINCULA, JESSIE O. DIP-HM block 9
Hello to all the students from P.E or something, the point is that your teacher sent you here.
ah yes online pe
the thing that makes me more depressed
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when u have to watch this for school -__-
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thank you for the info now in this time im sure working out is a risk
✋😘👍 its 2020