It’s no secret that a healthy diet and regular exercise can help reduce your risk of developing a Cardiovascular Disease. But our busy, often demanding lives mean that we neglect them. As a result, we can lose our stamina to just keep going about our daily tasks.
So, giving your cardio health a boost can help you build this endurance to keep going.
What is Cardio health?
Cardio or Cardiovascular Health relates to the health of the heart and blood vessels. It also relates to the health of organs that are critically dependent on a strong blood supply.
Why is it important?
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the world today. While this statistic is frightening, it’s not all bad. The likelihood of developing a cardiovascular disease is determined by the presence or absence of certain factors and health conditions which contribute to your ‘cardiovascular risk status’.
To put it simply some factors are out of our control (like your age or family history with the disease) but most are within your control.
How can I control/boost my cardio health?
We all already know that eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly is the main way to boost your cardio health. So naturally, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key. But to enhance the effects of your healthy lifestyle, your mitochondria must also be healthy.
Our bodies contain trillions of cells. Inside each of them are huge numbers of tiny, energy-producing power plants called “mitochondria”. Mitochondria convert the food we eat and the air we breathe into “ATP”, a special type of fuel that powers our cells, and in turn, us.
It’s as simple as this – if our cells don’t get the energy they need, they can’t do all the jobs they’re tasked with. That’s why our mitochondria are so important.
As we get older, the natural level of CoQ10 in our bodies declines. The free radicals start to damage the mitochondrial membrane where the energy process happens. Less energy is generated, the cells don't function as well - you can see the problem.
But how do you ensure your mitochondria are healthy?
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