Cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) is the leading cause of death in women. Those few years before menopause and early menopause are associated with an increased risk of heart disease.
For prevention of cardiovascular disease try to follow some simple lifestyle changes:
Try to maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight or obese puts you at risk for high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol, and type II Diabetes. All are risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
You can do this with:
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, lean animal meats and fish.
Limit fatty meats, sugary drinks, alcohol, smoking.
KEEP MOVING – exercise daily – go for a walk daily (at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week and muscle strengthening activity).
Reduce prolonged sitting time – GET UP AND MOVE AROUND.
Make sure your blood pressure, blood sugar and Lipids are under medical control.
By following these simple rules, you can reduce your cardiovascular risk by more than 70% and live a long healthy life.