18 Million Hearts Stop Beating Due To Cardiovascular Diseases: American Heart Association

Along with these lifestyle adjustments, we should consider other measures to ensure our lungs and cardiovascular system are healthy.

Written by Tavishi Dogra | Updated : June 3, 2023 10:54 AM IST

Heart Health

According to the American Heart Association, 17.9 million hearts stop beating because of cardiovascular diseases each year. Therefore, heart Month presents an opportune time to raise awareness for heart health.

The First Step

And most well-known is to avoid or stop smoking if you have already started. Smoking can weaken our heart and lung muscles, fill them with harmful toxins, and make it difficult for proper blood flow.

Trans-fat Food Sources

It’s also essential in our diet to avoid food sources, like trans-fat, that can clog our arteries and weaken our cardiovascular system. This includes foods like fried food, baked goods, and processed foods.

Physical Activity Goals

You can try yoga, hikes, stretching, swimming, biking, brisk walking, etc., to meet your physical activity goals.