Aaron Aslakson, director of fitness centers | Feb 18, 2021
It’s a typical Monday: a morning of meetings, a mid-day exercise session, a new recipe for dinner, and settling in for your favorite television series at night. You move about your day, going from activity to activity. Meanwhile, your heart is at work for you, pumping oxygenated blood to your muscles and returning deoxygenated blood to your lungs. This process carries on without your knowledge. If your body needs more oxygen, your cardiovascular system automatically does it for you.
Whether you’re awake or asleep, your heart continues working, beating continuously to do its job 100,000 times per day. One could argue your cardiovascular system, which includes your heart, is the ultimate workhorse. Because of this, taking care of your heart and cardiovascular system through lifestyle choices should be a top priority.
Here are three things you can start doing today to improve your heart health and help keep your heart and cardiovascular system working well:
February is American Heart Month—a great time to take initiative. But, even after this month, you can add healthy habits to your lifestyle. Don’t feel overwhelmed; start small with one tip at a time instead of making big, drastic changes you won’t be able to maintain. These three simple tips can help you improve and maintain your heart health.
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