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Stop smoking and cut out ALL tobacco products in your life: One of the absolute worst things you can do when seeking out life insurance coverage or when it comes to your health is smoke. Smoking contributes to heart attack risk in addition to a number of other life-threatening medical conditions such as lung cancer. The World Health Organization recently reported that the risk of coronary artery disease is reduced by 50 percent in the first year after quitting smoking. Tobacco products include cigarettes, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, cigars and electronic cigarettes.
Start an exercise regimen and stick to it: A sedentary lifestyle does more damage to your heart than getting off the sofa and exercising. The American Heart Association recommends exercising at least 20 to 30 minutes a day in order to achieve optimal heart health. And this includes any type of exercise and it doesn't have to be pumping iron in a gym. Running, walking and bike riding at least once a day can help prevent a second heart attack in the future.
Reduce the stress in your life: Stress is a part of life, but too much of it can be deadly. The NHLBI reports that stress is a dangerous factor when it comes to heart disease because it causes your arteries to narrow, which raises your blood pressure and your risk for having a heart attack. Intense emotions such as anger can also trigger a heart attack. Another reason why stress is so bad for your health is because people often use unhealthy habits such as smoking, abusing alcohol and overeating to cope with stress. It's best to speak with your physician or counselor to learn more positive coping mechanisms that will help reduce your stress levels.
Health experts suggest exercising regularly, resolving conflicts with other people, eating a balanced diet, talking to a friend, and tackling the small problems first can all help to improve your stress levels and emotional well-being.
When trying to obtain life insurance after having a heart attack Life Quotes, Inc. recommends the following:Document everything. Provide details about your heart attack and cardiac history to your agent, such as date and time of the heart attack and any factors that lead up to the cardiac event. Also provide documentation to your agent about the diagnoses, procedures, surgeries and treatments.Be open and honest with your insurer about your medical history and any medical conditions you may have.Have your doctor write a personalized letter to give to your agent that summarizes everything you have done in the last several months and past year to improve your prognosis. This could include weight loss, regular exercise (joining a health club or working with a personal trainer) and quitting smoking. If you are taking anger management courses you might want to include that in the letter as well. Discuss any medications you are taking to reduce and control high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Provide a list of any smoking cessation products or types of nicotine replacement therapy you are currently using to quit smoking.
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