What to avoid to help with heart concerns
Skip those stimulants
Eliminate or reduce your intake of stimulants including nicotine, coffee, or caffeine based drinks to reduce the number of palpitations. Be careful about using over-the-counter decongestants for colds as they may also cause problems.
Stay within alcohol limits
Drinking more than the recommended 14 units in a week, raises the risk of heart disease. Alcohol damages the heart muscle and this can cause palpitations.
Put that cigarette out
Reduce your chances of developing heart disease by stopping smoking. Women are twice as likely to have a heart attack if they smoke.
Bust some stress
It’s a catch 22 but worrying about a pounding heart may cause stress, and stress contributes to irregular heartbeat. Find your own way of managing your stress through exercise, yoga or a hobby.