Healthy foods to reduce the risk of heart disease during the holidays

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Several studies have shown that there is a higher risk for cardiovascular events during the holiday season, according to Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group. A study published in 2018 by researchers in Sweden found that Christmas time was associated with a higher risk of heart attacks, particularly among older, sicker people. We also tend to see higher hospital admissions for heart conditions during this time of year.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital cardiologist Dr. Nassir Azimi joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss how overindulgence particularly during the holidays may affect our heart health, and make us prone to problems such as heart attacks.

Here are some tips to reduce stress from Lindsay Yau, registered dietician with Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group:

  • Try to limit the holiday hustle and bustle by delegating tasks and staying organized.
  • Go for walks or participate in a physical activity such as playing a sport or group activity with friends instead of staying indoors on the couch.
  • Take time to just savor the holidays and get plenty of sleep.

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