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The Importance of Cardiovascular Health

Learn some helpful tips for keeping your heart healthy and free of disease.

Our heart is a pretty amazing organ—beating about 115,000 times and pumping about 2,000 gallons of blood every day, it should come as no surprise that having a healthy heart is essential to maintaining your overall health, as well. Additionally, given that heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the US, it's essential that you understand how to keep your heart in its best condition possible. That's why our Tomball, TX, cardiologist, Dr. Daljit Muttiana, wants patients to understand what living a heart-healthy lifestyle actually means.

Whether you have a family history of heart disease or you just want to find ways to improve your longevity, it’s never too late to improve your daily routine to support your heart. Here are some of the biggest factors for maintaining a healthy heart:

Quit Smoking

Smoking thickens the heart and affects how effectively it pumps blood, which over time can lead to heart failure. If you are dedicated to ditching this habit, talk to our Tomball, TX, heart doctor about the most effective solutions to quit smoking for good.

Exercise Regularly

Your heart is a muscle; therefore, the more aerobic activity you perform, the stronger your heart will become. While exercise can certainly improve your physique, it can also lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, helping you maintain a healthy weight.

However, we know that starting a workout routine can be tough, especially in the beginning. Accordingly, it’s important to give yourself small goals every day that you can achieve and then increase your workouts gradually over time.

Reduce Alcohol Intake

Drinking too much alcohol also affects your blood pressure and triglycerides, which can lead to stroke, heart attack, and heart disease. Moderate consumption is key: no more than two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women.

Reduce Stress

Stress can also increase your risk for coronary heart disease, as it can lead to other factors such as increased alcohol consumption, smoking, and overeating. Find an outlet for your stress such as yoga or meditation, or talk to a healthcare professional to discover more effective solutions for combating stress.

Give Us a Call!

Whether you need to schedule a screening with our cardiologist or you just want to sit down and talk to us about ways to improve your health, call Cardiovascular Institute in Tomball, TX, today to book your next visit—our number is (281) 357-5700.

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