Lots of people ask about lifestyle & what has made a difference to ‘me’. Emphasis on me because everyone is so different. That said everyone should live as healthy as is possible, respecting ability, illness, and other limits people have. A 2 hr walk to me might be 10 minutes is all someone can manage. 10 minutes is still good if you normally do 0!
AF kicked me in the 🍑 March 2020. 3 single episodes in 2020. With 8 episodes Jan - March 2021. I never self convert, am very symptomatic and although was using a PIP because of length, frequency and symptoms was being put on Dronederone.
Then nothing since March 2021. Didly.
Why? Well this is what I changed & maintain:
3-4 litres of fluid (not coffee but do count tea) per day.
Stopped alcohol 3 x bottles of wine per week (I have re introduced alcohol but 3 glasses a week as opposed to 3 bottles!)
Low sodium. I add salt to nothing & keep my salt intake to minimum (essential we have some)
30-90 minutes of cardio per day. This is double what I did. I keep my HR at 75%
Started HRT (game changer but no specific AFIb reduction link)
Started magnesium taurate (game changer for my ectopics)
Cut most processed inc red meat, bacon (initially but needs another push!) & eat healthy & balanced (discovered rye bread 😋)
Cut sugar (Achilles heel as I’m an addict & starting rehab! - I’m actually starting the Human Being Diet)
I trained as a meditation teacher & do this daily as well as yoga. Game changer!
So I know when people are feeling well they post less but I thought I would give people hope. My surgery is currently on hold & long May I kick my afib in the 🍑