Boomers and beyond: A 5-step action plan for keeping your heart healthy
(BPT) - More baby boomers and older adults are taking a proactive approach to heart health. Living a heart-healthy lifestyle in your golden years and dealing with any type of diagnosis head-on is the smart way to keep your heart pumping strong for many years to come. Following these five easy steps can help you take control.
1. Exercise your heart by staying active.
Increasing your heart rate through daily exercise can help keep your heart healthy and help you live longer. Good heart-healthy activities include walking, swimming and bicycling. Stay motivated by exercising with a friend.
2. Eat heart-healthy foods.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are fantastic for heart health – make it your goal to eat a variety of colors every day. Whole grains and fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids are good choices also.
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