Healthy Heart Tips in Your 50s

Healthy Heart Tips in Your 50s
Published on, 31 August, 2023. Answered by Dr. Özcan Başaran and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I'm 50 and worried about my heart health. Can you help with advice on lifestyle changes, diet, and exercise to lower my risk of heart disease?



Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


It's essential to incorporate the following practices for a healthy heart:

Regular Exercise: Engaging in at least 30 minutes of exercise daily, for a minimum of five days per week, is beneficial for heart health.

Dietary Choices: Consider adopting heart-healthy diets such as the DASH and Mediterranean diets. These can contribute to better cardiovascular health.

Avoid Smoking: Refrain from smoking, as it is a major risk factor for heart disease and other health issues.

Prioritize Sleep: Ensure you're getting sufficient and restful sleep each night, as sleep quality is linked to heart health.




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