PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 06, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- David Haybron
, a highly regarded cardiothoracic surgeon, believes that all too often the heart health of children is overlooked. Heart health is often associated with older individuals who are, generally, at a higher risk for heart disease and other medical complications. However, Dr. Haybron asserts that paying close attention to heart health throughout all stages of life can assist individuals in keeping these complications at bay. As such, he recommends that parents talk to their children about heart health and create a lifestyle that supports a balanced, effective cardiovascular system.
A recent article
published by PhillyBurbs.com provides several tips for parents who are interested in implementing a more heart healthy lifestyle at home. First and foremost, among these is to have kids screened for heart disease. Both childhood obesity, which is a growing concern, and genetics could predispose kids to heart-related conditions. Knowing about these as early as possible can help parents teach their kids how to prevent these issues from becoming major problems.
Next the article expounds on the nutrition side of heart health. Dr. David Haybron asserts that it is important for kids to limit their intake of fried foods and other foods high in cholesterol that can lead to elevated blood pressure. Choosing healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables with every meal and for snacks in between is a wonderful way to keep the cardiovascular system going strong. Additionally, limiting any foods that contain trans fat, saturated fats, added sugars, and excessive sodium is a wise decision.
"What kids eat really plays a role in how their cardiovascular systems develop," comments Dr. Haybron. "Kids who are provided a well-balanced, healthy diet are those who have the opportunity to live a higher quality of life both now and in the future. While parents are busy and may be tempted to stop by the nearest fast-food restaurant after a long day rather than cooking a healthy meal, it is important for them to realize the toll that this can take on their children's bodies."
The article also emphasizes the importance of exercise, as children need at least an hour of physical activity each day. Exercise, particularly cardiovascular exercise, can boost the
ability of this particular system of the body to function effectively. A stronger cardiovascular system can lead to an overall higher level of health--which is essential in warding off heart disease and other associated medical complications.
Dr. David Haybron urges parents to keep these tips in mind as they work to instill positive behaviors in their children.
David Haybron is a certified cardiothoracic surgeon who has accumulated over two decades of experience in this field. With a bachelor of science in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University and a medical degree from Ohio State University, Dr. Haybron leverages his exceptional educational history daily to ensure that he provides comprehensive care to his patients. Additionally, his residency experience at the University of California, Los Angeles and Ohio State University, as well as his fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, has served to enable him to excel in the healthcare industry. Dr. Haybron currently works at Pittsburgh Cardio Thoracic Associates and looks forward to continuing to provide his patients with the best care possible.