Know Your Heart

Regular exercise is the best thing you can do to keep a healthy heart.

Exercise can be anything that makes you move your body and burn calories.

To improve overall cardiovascular health, the American Heart Associationsuggests at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity). 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week is an easy goal to remember. (You can divide that daily 30 minutes into 2–3 bursts of activity for 10–15 minutes each).

 

The average heart beats around 1000,000 every day!

When you're resting, a typical heart beats about 60–100 times per minute. When you exercise, your heart beats much faster.

With an average of 80 beats per minute, a heart beats about 4,800 times per hour. That's 115,200 times per day and just over 42 million times a year! An average 80-year-old has had 3,363,840,000 heartbeats.

With a little math, you can figure out approximately how many times your heart has beat so far in your life!

 

Wild salmon is Prevention Magazine's #1 food for heart health.

Living in Kodiak, we're fortunate to have easier access to this superfood than most Americans. It's rich in omega-3, which could reduce your blood pressure and prevent clotting. Salmon also has antioxidants like selenium and astaxanthin which studies have shown can increase cardiovascular protection.

We've collected these delicious recipes for you to try out.