Senior Life: 5 Simple Ways to Maintain Your Heart Health and Prevent Heart Disease – The Delaware County Daily Times

By Anthony Byers

Our hearts work hard to keep our bodies going. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, they beat over 2.5 billion times throughout an average lifespan, and pump blood, oxygen, and essential cells to each part of our bodies. As this vital organ plays an essential role in keeping us alive and well, it becomes incredibly important to maintain our hearts health.

At The Becoming Center, inspiring healthy choices that empower wellness and vitality, give our members the opportunity to become their best selves. Practice these heart-healthy habits in your everyday life and discover the joy of living well.

What happens when we dont take care of our hearts? Facts about heart disease and heart-related health issues

Heart disease, which causes an average of 610,000 deaths on an annual basis, or about 1 out of every 4 deaths, is the leading cause of mortality in the United States.

While there are multiple aspects that contribute to heart health, including blood pressure, congenital heart defects and more, coronary heart disease (CHD) is what most people think of when they think of heart-related health issues.

As with all aspects of our health, the lifestyle choices we make have a significant correlation with the chances for being diagnosed with CHD. Top risk factors for developing heart disease are high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. Fortunately, there are a variety of things we can do to control these frustrating risk factors and benefit our heart health.

To reduce your risk for CHD practice the following healthy habits.

The Becoming Center takes pride in empowering our members to make healthy choices and live well. With exercise physiologists, certified nutritionists, and a variety of exercise programs and classes each day, The Becoming Center gives you the tools you need to live a healthy lifestyle and inspires the motivation to help you achieve it. Discover your best self and visit The Becoming Center at Artmans campus in Ambler today.

Visit our website at http://www.becomingcenter.org or call us at 215-643-9908.

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