Maintaining Heart Health

Basics

Wellness and Prevention

Overview

In today’s busy world, many people find it challenging to invest in heart-healthy habits and activities. And while some factors that impact heart health are beyond a person’s control, such as age and ethnicity, there are several lifestyle choices that are controllable and are root causes of known heart risks. According to health experts, maintaining heart health by addressing lifestyle factors can greatly reduce the risk of heart disease.

Lifestyle factors that affect the heart include smoking, body mass index (BMI) management, stress control and diet management. Adequate sleep and exercise are also vital for maintaining heart health.

To get a baseline of heart health, schedule a checkup with a health care provider. Then, work together to develop a cardiac health plan. When it comes to maintaining heart health, it’s important to empower patients to take control and make positive lifestyle changes.