Doctors Health Press Heart Health Information Center

One of the worrisome things about getting older is maintaining your heart health. After all, your heart performs an invaluable job. Consider the fact that it will beat an average of 2 1/2 billion times during your lifetime! Your heart is made up largely of muscle; but, unlike other muscles in your body, it never tires. It just keeps working tirelessly to circulate blood. The key to keeping your heart healthy through a lifetime of hard work is prevention. So, how can you make sure that it can always do its job without interruption or interference? Here’s some simple health advice: exercise!

A recent study found that elderly people who have engaged in lifelong exercise preserve heart muscle at a level that matches that of a 25-year-old.