3 Simple Ways to Take Care of Your Heart

Woman quit smokingAccording to the U.S. CDC, approximately 610,000 people deaths are linked to heart disease every single year. How common is death by heart disease? That’s one in every four deaths. The CDC figures also show that heart disease is the top cause of death among men and women.

The key is to start taking care of your heart at an early age. Here are some tips. If heart disease runs in your family, make sure you see a good cardiology specialist at Revere Health in Mt. Pleasant.

Floss every day

Yes, your mouth health is related to your heart health. Why? Because studies have shown that people who have gum disease are more susceptible to developing heart disease. The best way to prevent gum disease is to make sure that your dental health is good. So brush and floss daily and get those tiny food particles out because they can lead to serious health problems when left unaddressed.

Stay active

Stay away from a sedentary lifestyle. These days, it’s challenging staying active when you’re at your desk all day with a 9-to-5 job. But it can be done. Whether you’re working from home or in an office setting, get up every 30 minutes and talk a short walk around the office or down the local coffee shop to get some much-needed caffeine. You can also take the stairs instead of the elevator. There are simple ways to prevent a sedentary lifestyle. All you need is commitment.

Quit smoking

A growing number of studies has continuously shown the link between tobacco use and developing heart disease and other heart conditions. If you smoke, stop. If someone in your household smokes, encourage them to stop. And try to avoid second- and third-hand smoke as much as you can.

If you want to lower your chances of developing heart disease and other heart conditions, keep these tips in mind and work on them as soon as possible. The earlier you start taking good care of your heart, the longer you can enjoy it.