Steps to a Healthy Heart
Has Your Heart Aged Faster than You Have
Health experts calculate heart age by tallying up a person’s risk factors for heart attack, stroke, and similar health problems. The resulting number expresses how many years of strain have been added to the cardiovascular system with habits such as smoking, eating unhealthy foods, and being inactive.
Did you know? There are conditions that can cause the heart to change from its normal pattern. These changes may cause the heart to pump too fast, too slowly, or erratically. When this happens, the heart can’t pump blood effectively to the lungs, brain, and other organs. When organs don’t receive enough blood, they can’t function properly and may shut down or become damaged.