Sleep For Your Heart

Sleep is essential for a healthy heart. People who don't sleep enough are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease, regardless of age, weight, smoking and exercise habits.

We talked to Dr. Nitza Alvarez, cardiologist at Tri-County Heart Institute to find out why sleep is so important for our cardiovascular health.

Also, as part of her year-round commitment to help you stay heart healthy, you can join Dr. Alvarez every second Saturday of the month for Walk With a Doc. Participants will enjoy a brief presentation on an important health topic followed by a “walk-at-your-own-pace” lead by Dr. Alvarez.