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Sep 21, 2022


Sitting for a long time can really lead to sudden death. Recently, the topic of the harm of sitting for a long time has attracted attention.

With changing lifestyles and ways of working, we spend more and more time sitting. Doctors suggest that prolonged sitting and inactivity can lead to stagnation of blood flow in the deep veins of the lower extremities, which can lead to thrombosis. The increase and shedding of thrombus can be fatal to blood vessels and even lead to sudden death.


Human health and longevity are closely related to the health of blood vessels. Therefore, there has always been a saying that "vascular aging causes all diseases to occur at the same time", and some people's vascular aging speed exceeds the speed of age growth, which is "early vascular aging".

In addition to sedentariness, there are many situations in life that can accelerate vascular aging such as long-term stress, long-term staying up late, smoking and obesity.

The following actions can help improve hardening of the arteries.

1. Improve living habits

Lifestyle improvements such as controlling diet, improving diet structure, increasing exercise and losing weight can help reduce blood cholesterol levels and prevent further plaque buildup.

2. Control chronic diseases

If you have high blood pressure or diabetes, you also need to actively and reasonably control blood sugar and blood pressure. Both high blood pressure and diabetes are important factors that lead to hardening of the arteries and plaque formation.

3. Be sure to keep exercising

The Chinese guideline on the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases pointed out that for elderly patients, 12 weeks of low-to-medium-intensity activities can significantly improve the elasticity of blood vessels.

Here, we share an exercise pyramid chart from Health Times:

From the bottom to the top, some simple activities in daily life such as walking, doing housework and walking the dog, which do not require strenuous exercise, should be done at least 30 minutes as much as possible every day. In addition, aerobic exercise and resistance exercise should be combined. Static activities like watching TV and slumping on the couch should be kept to a minimum.

Long-term consumption of Ganoderma lucidum is beneficial to blood pressure, blood sugar and blood vessels.

Long-term use of Ganoderma lucidum has the functions of regulating blood pressure and lowering blood lipids, so Ganoderma lucidum is also called a "vascular scavenger".

Congee with Ganoderma sinense, lotus seeds and lily that clears away heart-fire, tranquilizes the mind and is suitable for all ages

[Food Materials]
20 grams of Ganoderma sinense slices, 20 grams of plumule-removed lotus seeds, 20 grams of lily and 100 grams of rice.

Wash Ganoderma sinense slices, plumule-removed lotus seeds, lily and rice. Put them together with a few ginger slices into a pot. Add water and bring to a boil over high heat. Then switch to slow fire and cook until thoroughly cooked.

[Medicated Diet Description]
This medicinal diet is suitable for all ages. Long-term consumption of this medicinal diet can protect the liver, clear away heart-fire, tranquilize the mind and have a certain role in the adjuvant treatment of diabetic complications.

Cold air

An ancient Chinese proverb goes, “Do not expose your skin once White Dew arrives”.It means when White Dew arrives, the skin should not be exposed any more, since people may catch cold due to the cold temperature.

When the temperature difference between morning and evening is large, pay attention to keeping the neck, navel, and feet warm. The elderly and children with relatively weak constitutions, as well as people with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, chronic bronchitis and asthma, should be more careful against "autumn cold".

Raw or cold food

After the torment of the scorching heat, the human body's resistance has dropped a lot, and people's stomach will appear some sickness to some extent.

In the diet, eat less raw or cold food such as crabs, fish and shrimps and persimmons, and eat more spleen-boosting and digestible meals such as diced chicken with ginkgo and yam.


Finally, to sum up, special attention should be paid to cardiovascular protection. A daily diet featuring low salt, low sugar, low fat and more fruits and vegetables, when paired with Ganoderma lucidum, can help keep blood vessels healthy.