Are You Doing Everything You Can For Your Heart Health?
May 24, 2021
Every second of every day, your heart is working hard for you. In just one day, your heart will beat around 100,000 times. In a year, it will beat 35 million times. In your entire lifetime, your hard-working heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times.
With each beat, your heart uses about the same amount of force as giving a tennis ball a hard squeeze. Even when you're resting, your heart is working twice as hard as the leg muscles of a person who is sprinting.
Your heart does a lot of work, and it's also critical to your overall health and well-being. Meanwhile, it's your responsibility to take care of it in return. That way, you can prevent heart disease and lower your risk of heart attack and stroke.
It is never too late to start making heart-healthy choices. Take our quiz to determine if you're doing everything you can for your heart health. Then, make a commitment to care for it like it cares for you.
Do You Have Questions About How to Live a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle? Meet with a primary care provider or heart specialist at Penn Heart and Vascular at Chester County Hospital.