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Top 8 Ways We Overtax Our Hearts

November 10, 2016

heart-3Your heart is the hardest working muscle in your body, beating around 70 times per minute, 100,000 times per day, and about 2.5 billion times in the average lifetime. Like any muscle, if you stress your heart and force it to work even harder than normal, your heart can become damaged.

Some of the ways people stress the heart may seem obvious — carrying too much belly fat or getting too aggressive with extreme exercise. Others, like sitting for hours, drinking too much alcohol, or not getting enough sleep, might easily be overlooked.

Once you become aware of how you stress your heart, and how to prevent doing so, you’ll have taken a big step toward reducing the chance of atrial fibrillationheart attackstroke, or heart failure.

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