Heart disease is the number one cause of death for anyone over the age of 65. However, it’s important to realize that heart disease is preventable and manageable. Many risk factors contribute to heart disease. Though some of these factors are things we can not change like genetics, age or ethnicity – there are several factors that we CAN change. We can eat heart-healthy foods such as whole grains; foods that are high in fiber like fruits and vegetables, and avoid processed foods that are high in cholesterol and saturated fats. Although eating heart-healthy foods can improve your heart health, regular, moderate exercise is the key to keeping your heart in tip-top shape. The American Heart Association recommends that people over the age of 65 should get 150 minutes of exercise per week. Although it may sound like a lot it can be spread over the week!  For example, 30 minutes of exercise over five days equals 150 minutes. These recommendations along with regular visits with a healthcare provider can keep your heart healthy.