Keep Your Heart Beating

Your Heart is literally the organ that keeps you going. Your heart beats 60 to 100 times a minute, pumping about 2,000 gallons of blood through your body every day. Certain Factors are known to have a negative impact on heart health. Because it’s such an important muscle, you need to take care of it. Generally accepted healthy behaviors such as eating a diet focused on whole grains, fruits and vegetables along with not using tobacco will help keep your heart beating for a long time.

A severe heart attack costs about $1 million in direct and indirect costs ($760,000 for a less-severe heart attack), whereas an annual visit to lower LDL cholesterol is around $100, and the prescription cost of a cholesterol-lowering drug can be as low as $4 a month (generic).

Make sure to schedule your annual physical, and visit with your doctor immediately if you have any signs of heart disease.