Consultant Cardiologist with the Alimosho General Hospital, Lagos, Dr Adedeji Akinbo, has advocated proper dietary, exercise and good sleep for healthy heart function.
The medical expert was speaking on Wednesday against the backdrop of the 2019 World Heart Day, annually celebrated worldwide on 29 September.
Concise News understands that this year’s was themed “Your Heart, My Heart”.
“Take note of the abdominal fat as eating late supper triggers that a lot. A normal food serving should bereft excessive sodium chloride (salt), nor fattening meat as ‘bokoto,’ fried poultry and beef,” Akinbo told the News Agency of Nigeria.
“Being overweight looks like placing an elephant on an ant. Invariably, fattening meals overwhelms the heart.
“Thus, if you want to live long, consider taking proper care of your heart .You are what you eat, the heart needs proper nutrients to daily nourish itself.”
He called for regular walk, saying, “Walking fast stimulates the heart to effectiveness and aids even circulation of blood into it. Hence, make your walk more brisk every single day.
“A collaborative initiative towards success of body organs is solely dependent on proper nutrition to enhance functionality of the heart.”
The Consultant Cardiologist said that it was pertinent to keep educating people on proper standard toward healthy habits that aid good heart working condition.