Heart attacks, strokes and other problems increase, in fact, during the summer. To keep your heart in shape, even during the "hell" summer and particularly those who are no longer young, follow some simple but important rules.

Here is a list of correct behavior for the summer as cardiologists:

Go on vacation: The target must be chosen carefully. The mountain above 1500 meters, for example, is not recommended for heart patients or for those suffering from respiratory diseases like asthma or COPD. So it is best to check with your doctor to choose the right destination.

TREATMENT: Ask your doctor to prescribe the drugs needed to cover the entire period in which you will be away from home and remember that the holiday does not mean abandoning or underestimate the treatment. Stopping or modifying therapy for the heart is always very dangerous

WATER AND FOOD: Due to the intense heat, the amount of water in the body of an older person decreases to 40-45%, compared to 55-60% of an adult. And having a poor supply of water means responding to a worst heat wave and be more prone to dehydration. During the summer, therefore, is essential to drink plenty of water. From the point of view of the food is very good to eat small portions of fruit and vegetables a day, to help replenish minerals. Avoid soft drinks, too cold, alcohol and spirits.

Locomotor activity: The rides are great classic of summer but should be avoided during the hottest hours of the day to avoid heat stroke and dehydration. It is also good to start slowly walks. The advice is to walk two to three hours a week trying to keep a fast pace, not only to improve muscle tone, but also to reduce overweight.

HYPERTENSION AND DIABETES: Stress tends to fall in summer.
Therefore, it is desirable to review of therapies. To avoid excessive voltage drops and dangerous fainting may be necessary to adapt the advice of his doctor, the usual treatment. The same goes for diabetics: walk more, you can reduce the need for hypoglycemic medications and do not review the treatment may appear hypoglycemia, you should check this with your doctor.

SOLEDAD: Whether you are on holiday or who stays at home alone, tell your doctor, it is important to avoid isolation. To prevent depression and increased risk of confusion is good to get out and participate in social events, or find reasons to leave home anyway.