How To Keep Your Heart Healthy As You Age

Get Active 

To get in shape and take care of your heart, you don’t have to sign up for a marathon or even jog around the block – you can be a lot more gentle and perhaps join a specialist exercise class for your age group. Exercising in your 60s, 70s, and 80s can be highly beneficial, and the most efficient workouts include combining physical movement with stretching.

Quit Bad Habits 

Over a lifetime, we pick up a lot of bad habits. Some are fairly harmless, but others can be doing a lot of damage to our health, and specifically our heart. The worst offenders include smoking, drinking too much alcohol, taking drugs, and being too stressed. 

Reach A Healthy Weight 

People may become aware of physical changes as they get older, such as lessened muscle mass and a slowed metabolism. This can mean that, even if it wasn’t an issue in the past, you can find that it becomes a lot easier to put on weight. That’s not usually a good thing, especially when it comes to the health of your heart. 

Exercise is a good idea, as we mentioned above, but so is eating a healthy diet. Although treats are important, you should enjoy them sparingly to stay healthy and look after your all-important heart.

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