A Senior’s Guide to Healthy Heart Lifestyle

A Senior’s Guide to Healthy Heart Lifestyle

The heart is the engine that keeps the human body moving. It pumps blood in and out of the lungs and supplies the entire body with oxygen. As we age, our hearts begin to slow down, and our arteries stiffen. This change is natural, so being proactive over our heart's health is essential. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for older adults. Adults 65 and older have an increased risk of developing heart disease and are much more likely to suffer from a heart attack or heart failure. This change, in one of the most active muscles in the human body, is debilitating and dramatically reduces the quality of life of seniors. Luckily there are ways to prevent, delay, and reverse the risks of heart problems! How to have a healthy heart: Have your blood pressure checked regularly Two and a half hours of cardio/week Two days of strengthening exercises/week ...
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