Show Your Heart Some Love by Staying Active
Leading an active lifestyle is essential when it comes to supporting many areas of your health—including your heart! Read on to learn more about a few of the many ways that staying active can help keep your heart in great shape.
Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease
Getting 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise can help to reduce your risk of developing heart disease. When you exercise regularly, you reduce your risk for the following heart issues:
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
Some aerobic activities you can add to your routine to get your heart pumping to include:
- Brisk walking
- Bike riding
- Running or jogging
- Jumping rope
Lower Your Blood Pressure
Patients with high blood pressure experience an increased strain on the heart and blood vessels. This is particularly alarming because it puts you at an increased risk for various health conditions that can even become life-threatening.
Maintaining healthy blood pressure levels not only lowers your risk for heart disease but also lowers your risk of developing the following health conditions:
- Vision loss
- Sexual dysfunction
- Kidney disease
- Kidney failure
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Being overweight or obese puts you at an increased risk for developing many health issues, including heart disease. This is because people who are overweight tend to have a host of health condition that put them at an increased risk of developing heart disease, including:
- High blood pressure
- High blood sugar levels
- Type 2 diabetes
- High cholesterol
Being overweight also puts an increased strain on your heart when it comes to delivering oxygenated blood to the cells throughout your body. By remaining physically active, you can help to reduce and even reverse these health conditions, which effectively reduces your risk of heart disease.
Cardiovascular Care in Titusville
When it comes to supporting your cardiovascular health, it is important to find a specialist you can depend on. The Cardiovascular Team at Parrish Medical Center is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and has a proven quality and safety track record in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of heart, pulmonary (lungs), and vascular conditions.
Learn more information about our cardiovascular services
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