The transport of blood and oxygen to all the organs of our body is done thanks to a muscular pump, the heart, and a network of conduits: the arteries. Poor cardiovascular health leads to poor blood flow to the organs, including the brain, and results in reduced physical and intellectual performance.
- Smoking narrows the arteries.
- High cholesterol levels. Bad' cholesterol (LDL) sticks to the walls of the blood vessels, preventing blood from flowing freely to the heart.
- A sedentary lifestyle. Regular physical activity can be effective in to prevent and limit the effects of cardiovascular disorders.
Ask your doctor for advice on your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.