Are You Caring Enough About Your Heart Health?
Written by Kolleen Losch, Owner of CORE57
February 2020 — We celebrate Valentine’s Day in February with hearts that symbolize love, but let’s also use this time of year as a reminder to pay more attention to our real hearts. So as we go into March, let’s check on our heart health.
When we stop and think about the purpose of our heart, we bring into focus the reason we need to pay attention to it. The heart is a pump, operating solely to move blood throughout your body. It’s an organ designed to contract and release, moving blood from chamber to chamber, keeping the pace of the flow throughout your body.
Heart diseases affect the ability for the heart to pump, either from the size of the organ or effort to keep the flow moving. Enlarged hearts, constricted blood flow, or rapid beating strains the organ, causing damage that can affect the ability for your body to receive oxygen and nutrients required to live.
Worse, the heart can suffer so much damage that it stops. If the blood flow gets completely clogged or the heart can’t contract, then the system shuts down.
However, you can protect your heart and avoid damage that causes heart disease.
It’s so easy to lose sight of our vital organs that just do their thing, every second of every day. We don’t think about our breathing, pay attention to our pulse, or really consider the automatic functions of our body. They just happen, and we count on them.
So, focus on your heart this month and assess your heart health. Making even a small change can have a big impact on your heart.
CORE57 can help your heart! We have a variety of classes & membership options, nutrition help and we work with your existing injuries! Call today (or click here) to schedule your free full body assessment and let us start you on the road to a healthier heart! 470.268-4744