How Can You Improve Your Heart Health? | AFC Urgent Care | Portland

Did you know that the heart beats almost 2.5 billion times over an average person's lifetime? That is a lot of beats!


Our team at AFC Urgent Care wants you to know how you can keep every beat going strong by taking steps to improve your heart health.


How Can You Strengthen Your Heart?


Although not everything is within our control, when it comes to our heart health, some things are in our control. For instance, you can control how much exercise you get on a daily basis.


In addition, you want to quit smoking if you are a smoker and get plenty of quality sleep. Eating a diet full of heart-healthy foods can also help to improve heart health.

Heart-Healthy Foods

  • Berries
  • Avocados
  • Fatty fish
  • Walnuts
  • Beans
  • Dark chocolate

What Is the Best Exercise for Your Heart?

While any exercise is good for your heart, aerobic exercises tend to be a little bit better. Why?

Because when you perform an aerobic exercise, you breathe more deeply, which can make your heart work harder to pump blood. Therefore, you are giving your heart a better workout, as well as burning more calories.

Examples of Aerobic Exercise

 Walking
 Jogging
 Running
 Dancing
 Swimming
 Bicycling

Has it been a while since your last blood pressure check? Stop by AFC Urgent Care today!