Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is vital to maintaining a healthy heart and small changes can make a powerful difference. Today on World Heart Day, a global event that takes place every year to raise awareness about Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), SAGE Publishing staff share some of the little lifestyle changes they will be making to help keep their hearts healthy. Ranging from exercise to diet and sleep, their methods are supported by a range of studies from SAGE’s cardiology journals.
At SAGE we know that innovative scholarly research is key to providing a platform for developing conversations around key areas of research and debate, including that of a better understanding of a disease that kills more people than any other around the world. We are therefore delighted to support World Heart Day and showcase some of the key studies that are developing knowledge about how we can keep our hearts healthier:
Find out more about how lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease from the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing: Changes in lifestyle modestly reduce the estimated cardiovascular disease risk in one-year follow-up of the Finnish diabetes prevention program (FIN-D2D)
Read more about the benefits of cardiovascular activity for maintaining a healthy lifestyle from the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology: Healthy lifestyle and heart rate variability in young adults
Read more about the benefits of eating healthy for reducing the risk of heart disease from the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology: Why the Mediterranean diet lowers the risk of heart disease
Read more about the benefits of eating more vegetables from JRSM Cardiovascular Disease: The effect of green leafy and cruciferous vegetable intake on the incidence of cardiovascular disease: A meta-analysis
Read more about the how lack of sleep can affect the heart from the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology: Insomnia and risk of cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis