Heart health is super important, and if you're under 40, just about no one is talking about it! It's easy to be so focused on losing weight and looking a certain way that we forget what's really important: prepping our bodies to lead long, healthy, awesome lives. What is your heart's job in the body? What is blood pressure, other than the squeezy part of a doctor visit? How can we use our heart rate to improve our fitness? We cover it all. Plus, Daphnie tells us to suck it up in "Excuse of the Week".
Links in this episode: Heart Disease facts from the CDC, Our episode on mouth health and how it relates to heart health, Blood pressure levels chart, Help to quit smoking in NYC, Map of heart disease dealths from CDC, Red dress campaign from The Heart Truth, Simple Polar heart rate monitor under $50, Karvonen heart rate calculator