Are you in your 20s? Continue or adapt to a healthy lifestyle. At the same time, find a doctor who you can go to for wellness checks. The doctor will discuss with you any risk factors you may have and you can work together to eliminate or reduce the risk factors.
From here on out, show up to your annual or scheduled check-ups. This might not be a problem for people who are employed as they have their yearly physical exam. But if you work independently, find a doctor you can trust.
In Your 30s
In your 30s, it’s a good idea to know more about your family history. Does anyone in the family have a heart condition? Know that having a family history of cardiovascular disease puts you at risk, too. That’s why you need to focus on reducing your modifiable risk factors.
Also, be sure to manage your stress levels. Chronic stress is associated with a faster heart rate and higher blood pressure, which aren’t good for the heart.
In Your 40s
How to improve your heart health in your 40s? It’s important to be mindful of your weight. You see, people in this range may have diminished metabolism and a lower drive to stay as active as before.
In your 40s, it’s also a good idea to have your blood pressure and blood sugar checked regularly. Also, take note of sleep apnea as in the long run, it can contribute to high blood pressure and heart disease.