Once you have a Heart attack Prone horoscope ( or Palm),and also if you have High Heart Rate, you need to do breathing exercise and eat foods which lowers heart beat. The more important than Heart Rate is your Heart Rate Variability. Breathing exercise ( given below) will decrease your Heart rate and Increase your Heart rate variability which is good for your Cardiovascular Health.
There is difference between Heart Rate and Heart Rate Variablity (HRV)
Heart Rate :
Heart Rate refers number of times your heart beats per minute. Pulse rate ( number of pulse counts per minute) is a measure of heart rate. 60 to 100 Beats per minute is normal.
A slight increase in heart rate is harmless. But if increase in heart rate( Rapid Heart Rate) is accompanied with shortness of breath, then such condition should not be overlooked.
Rapid Heart Rate need not always reduce blood pressure, because your healthy blood vessels will dilate (get larger) allowing more blood flow to flow through more easily. But some times, Rapid Heart Rate can dangerously reduce your Blood Pressure levels which can stress your heart and can cause Chest Pain, Shock or Heart attack.
So it is sine qua non to lower your Rapid Heart Rate.
Heart Rate Variability :
You need to focus on Heart Rate Variability than Just Heart Rate. Because Heart Rate measures just beats per minute whilst Heart Rate Variability focuses on variability ( change in time) between adjacent heart beats. You need greater Heart Rate Variability for good cardiovascular health. Low Heart Rate variability indicates poor cardiovascular health
We can explain what is Low HRV, for instance if some one has Heart Rate 100 Beats per minute, if he take deep breathe, his heart beat wont vary. Then we say he has low HRV and consequently poor cardiovascular response.
If you are healthy, when you breathe in deep, your heart rate will speed up. If you exhale deeply , heart rate will decrease.
Parasymapathetic nerves slow down heart rate. During resting conditions, parasympathetic influence is dominant and the heart rate would be closer to say 70 Beats per minute.
During exercise, the sympathetic nervous system prevails and heart rate is increased.
High HRV is an indication of healthy autonomic and cardio vascular response.
Low HRV means your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system are not properly coordinating to provide an appropriate heart rate response.
BREATING EXERCISE :
You can significantly stimulate Parasympathetic nerves by breathing exercise.
Breathing exercise increase your HRV and PNS function, there by increases your cardiovascular health.
Lowering your breathing speed will help to lower your heart rate. Your heart rate is actually tied in to your breathing rate.( R S A- Respiratory Sinus Arrythmia).
TAKE A BREATH FOR 10 SECONDS, HOLD IT FOR 5 SECONDS AND EXHALE SLOWLY FOR A COUNT OF 10 SECONDS. FOCUS ON EXHALING COMPLETELY TO REDUCE YOUR HEART RATE. DO THIS FOR 15 MINUTES, DAILY BASIS , IN OFFICE OR IN HOME .
FOODS TO LOWER HEART RATE :
Foods rich in POTTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & CALCIUM lowers Rapid Heart Rate.
Banana ( rich in potassium ), Raisin ( rich in potassium), Spinach( rich in magnesium),milk ( rich in calcium), Pumpkin seeds( rich in magnesium), avocados( rich in potassium)
Foods rich in unsaturated fats (Olive oil, Sunflower oil, avocado etc) increase good cholesterol and help reduce any blockage in arteries.
Also cut down salt intake. Aim at 6 gram of salt intake a day if possible.
Sex is good aerobic exercise and aerobic exercise is good for cardiovascular heath. But if some one had heart attack, sex is generally safe as long as they get OK from their Cardiologist.