February is Heart Month

As discussed in Cardiac Health (Part 1), it is very important to your heart health to eat the right foods and drink plenty of water. We also touched on the importance of getting enough exercise and maintaining a healthy weight. The Surgeon General is recommending 30 minutes per day of moderate-intensity activity every week; this may include a brisk walk, cycling, or swimming. This will help you reach and maintain a healthy weight which is also important in mitigating cardiac disease; people who are overweight or obese unknowingly put extra strain on the heart and blood vessels which contributes to hypertension, coronary artery disease, and eventually heart failure.