Aging, Alabama Seniors, Fitness & Health

How Does Your Heart Age?

In a typical day, your heart beats 100,000 times. And in a lifetime, it beats more than 2.5 billion times. February is American Heart Month, a time to battle cardiovascular disease and educate ourselves on what we can do to live heart-healthy lives. Heart disease, including stroke, is the leading cause of death for men over age 45 and women over age 55 in the United States. How Does Your Heart Age? The cardiovascular system, including the heart and arteries, undergoes normal changes as we age. Your heart muscle becomes less efficient and must work harder to pump the same…

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