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HEART attack risk could be lowered by doing regular exercise, or by making some diet changes. You could prevent myocardial infarction symptoms and signs by adding this activity to your workout routine.

“You can slowly work up to at least 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity [brisk walking] every week, or 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity ]jogging, running], or a combination of both every week.

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“Additionally, on two or more days a week, you need muscle-strengthening activities that work all major muscle groups.”

Regular exercise will also help to control your blood pressure, added the NHS.

Having uncontrolled, high blood pressure increases the risk of a heart attack, as it puts extra stress on blood vessels.

Walking, swimming and cycling are some of the best exercises to maintain a healthy, normal blood pressure, because they’re low impact, it said.

More strenuous activities, including football and squash, may not be recommended.

Early warning signs of a heart attack

Although chest pain is often severe, sometimes people only suffer minor pain, similar to indigestion. Here are some of the early warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack.

You could be at risk of having a heart attack if you have any of the common tell-tale signs.

The most common heart attack symptom is severe chest pain. It may feel like there’s a tightness or squeezing in the middle of the chest.

Other common heart attack symptoms include a radiating pain in the arms, feeling lightheaded, and nausea.

If you suspect you’re having a heart attack, you should call 999 straight away, urged the NHS.

“Don't worry if you have doubts. Paramedics would rather be called out to find an honest mistake has been made than be too late to save a person's life,” it said.

Every seven minutes, someone in the UK has a heart attack, added charity Heart UK.

Source: Express