Better Heart Health One Step at a TimeAugust 19, 2019
Living here in the “heart” of the Palm Beaches can lead to a very busy life, and we can often take our beating heart for granted simply because it doesn’t always ask for a lot of attention.
Our heart is an amazing organ that keeps beating day and night no matter how “tired’ we may feel at times, it doesn’t let us down… until.
Well, if you’re like most people in this beautiful Palm Beach County, you are seeking better health and longevity, and you want to be around for as long as possible to enjoy your family and friends and all the wonderful activities that surround you.
And “being around” means taking care of your heart.
This little organ—our heart—that’s about the size of your closed fist, beats approximately 100,000 times a day (60 to 100 beats per minute).
Each minute, the adult heart pumps about five quarts of blood throughout the body
It takes about 20 seconds for your blood to circulate throughout your entire vascular system.
If you were to measure all of the arteries, capillaries and veins in one adult, end-to-end, they would add up to about 60,000 miles. The smallest of the vessels—the capillaries—make up about 80 percent of this length.
To get an idea how vast that is, our vascular system could circle the circumference of earth 2.5 times!
So How Can We Take Better Care of Our Heart?
There are several things you can do to increase your heart health.
One way is simply by walking—every day or every other day for about 30 minutes (or as directed by your physician).
Some people get step trackers and set a goal for 10,000 steps every day.
Whatever works for you, whether it’s setting aside time for a morning walk or an after dinner walk. Perhaps taking part of your lunch time for shorter walk works better and finishing up later before or after dinner.
Whatever you do, just get (and keep) moving! Every organ in your body will thank you because they all depend on your heart’s health.
Adding a walking exercise routine to your daily habits can:
- Improve endurance and muscle strength.
- Reduce the risk for heart disease and stroke.
- Improve balance and prevent falls.
- Build bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
- Reduce body fat and build lean muscle.
- Manage blood pressure.
- Help regulate blood sugar and reduce the risk for diabetes.
- Protect against dementia and depression.
- Help regulate weight.
And much more!
Dr. Ramesh Kumar, a board certified medical doctor and founder of the LifeWell MD wellness centers in the Palm Beaches, is very concerned with your heart health.
He has several bespoke protocols to help you enjoy the best overall health possible and live your life well.
At LifeWell MD, Dr. Kumar combines his professional training in both Western Medicine and Eastern Medicine to better serve his patients.
LifeWell MD is a concierge boutique wellness center that focuses on optimizing life function.
Many people suffering from a variety of medical issues can and do improve, often significantly, when following the correct medical and therapeutic protocols created by Dr. Kumar.
LifeWell MD has three wellness center locations for your convenience:
2700 PGA Blvd., Suite 103
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
1631 NW St Lucie W Blvd., Suite 101
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
Palm Beach Island (opening in September 2019!)
Call Dr. Kumar today at 561-220-8635 to schedule a consultation to discover how combining the best healthcare choices can lead to your optimal health!
Dr. Ramesh Kumar, M.D.
Memberships & Credentials
► American Association of Stem Cell Physicians (AASCP)
► International Society of Sexual Medicine (ISSM)
► American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
► Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG)
► Society of Cannabis Clinicians
► International Peptide Society (IPS)
► American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA)
► American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
► Harvard Alumni Network
► American Medical Association (AMA)
► Florida Medical Association (FMA)
Dr. Kumar is also a member of the HARVARD CLUB OF THE PALM BEACHES.
Call 561-220-8635 today to schedule a consultation at a Lifewell MD wellness center near you—and live your life well!