Science Lists 5 Heart-Worst Habits

1. Smoking

Nicotine in cigarettes damages blood arteries, making them more prone to clog and increase heart disease risk. 


Smoking elevates blood pressure, heart rate, and depletes cardiac oxygen.

2. Eating a poor diet

A poor diet, especially one high in saturated and trans fats, can cause high blood pressure, cholesterol, and other heart disease risk factors.

3. Sedentary lifestyle

 Sedentary lifestyles can cause weight gain, high blood pressure, and other heart disease risk factors.

4. Drinking too much

Alcohol is one of the worst heart-health behaviors since it damages the heart muscle and raises blood pressure.

Drinking too much

Alcohol should be consumed moderately. Alcohol should not exceed the daily suggested limit of 1-2 drinks for males and 1 for women.

5. Chronic stress

Stress management through exercise, meditation, or counseling can improve heart health.