Tips to Manage Heart Health

By Watertree Health President, Shane Power

Did you know that every year 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease? That’s an estimated 610,000 people. Prevention of cardiovascular medical conditions relies on our ability to recognize the importance of our hearts, which is not something most people think about every day. I can admit, I don’t always consider factors that could affect my heart, like the number of and saturated fats hidden in food, but I am continuing to educate myself and make healthier choices. Here are a few tips to help you and your loved ones maintain good heart health.

Stay Active

One great way to help sustain good cardiovascular health is by getting enough exercise. Physical activities like walking, running, or high-intensity sports can help your heart work smoothly under any condition. Staying active strengthens your heart muscle and improves its ability to pump blood throughout the body.

Eliminate Risk Factors

Tobacco consumption and poor diet can lead to the development of conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes. By eliminating these triggers, you may help keep yourself in good health and deter serious ailments, like heart disease, from developing.

Lower Stress Levels

Stress can cause headaches, stomach aches, heartburn, and a long list of other unwanted conditions. Unfortunately, stress can also lead to serious cardiovascular damage. If your heart health is compromised, it can be especially dangerous to experience stress symptoms like high blood pressure, rapid breathing, and increased physical activity or meditation can be great tools to help manage stress and lighten the load on your heart.

It’s vital that we treat our hearts with care if we intend to enjoy all that life has to offer with the ones we love and cherish. An improvement today may help change how you live tomorrow.