Jumpstart Your Heart Action Plan

The heart is perhaps the body’s most beautiful muscle. Roughly the size of a clenched fist, this amazing machine beats approximately 100,000 times in a day and about 35 million times in a year. During an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times. This powerful pump circulates oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to every cell in the human body. Have a heart and take good care of your ticker. Follow these heart-healthy steps to live better and longer.

Get Busy in the Sheets

Let’s face it. Making love is perhaps the most enjoyable form of exercise. Not only does it help get your heart rate up and burn off calories, but it also releases feel-good hormones such as serotonin that help to reduce stress and thus, can lower blood pressure. In one study, men who had sex two or more times a week were half as likely to have a fatal heart attack than men who only had sex once a month. Start getting busy!

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