How low should your blood pressure be? Recently, The American College of Cardiology and the
American Heart Association released updated blood pressure guidelines. While they focus on a
personalized approach to managing blood pressure, many more Americans will now qualify as
having hypertension, or high blood pressure, due to the lowering of blood pressure goals.
Keep that ticker going, guys!
According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death in men in the United States. The scariest part is that half of the men who die from heart disease have no previous symptoms, the site adds.
The term refers to several types of heart conditions including, but not limited to, coronary artery disease and an enlarged heart.
High blood pressure, high cholesterol and blood vessel inflammation are all potential factors in this diagnosis; but the good news is there are ways to prevent heart disease from happening. Here are three key ways to keep your heart healthy:
It's amazing what your heart can do for you, but you need to ensure you are, in turn, treating it well so that this amazing organ can continue working effectively for you. One way you can really show your ticker how much you love it is through a heart healthy exercise program.
It is recommended that individuals receive an average of 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity per week. The minimum is less than an hour three days a week. You can handle that, right?
Exercising regularly not only helps to improve your cardiovascular wellness, but it also improves your mood and energy levels as well. We spoke with Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach Ryan Cook for a simple heart healthy exercise program, and he recommends the following:
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