Spring into Heart Health: Walk your way to wellness

Spring is here, and with it comes the urge to ditch the indoor activities and soak up the sunshine. But beyond the good vibes, getting outside this season can do wonders for your heart. In fact, regular physical activity is one of the most effective ways to prevent heart disease, the leading cause of death over the past century.

Exercise: Your heart’s workout buddy

Simple activities like walking, biking, or even playing frisbee in the park can significantly lower your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and even stroke. Can’t get outside? Chair or bed stretches and exercises can still get your heart rate up. It’s like giving your heart a workout, strengthening its muscle and improving its overall function.

The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise per week. This can be spread throughout the week in shorter bursts, making it easier to fit into your busy schedule. Even small amounts of extra activity, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator or parking farther away from your destination, can make a difference.

Carrum Health: Your partner in heart care

For those facing more pressing heart concerns, it’s worth checking if your employer offers the Carrum Health cardiac benefit. We work with top heart specialists in the country for non-emergency heart procedures, ensuring you receive the best possible care. From bypass surgery to pacemakers, we’ll connect you with the leaders in the field and provide you with a step-by-step road map for getting top-tier cardiac care. And surgery is often provided at little to no cost to members.*

If you don’t live close to one of the cardiac centers in our network, travel expenses such as airfare, rental cars, hotel, and meals are often covered too—all to help you focus on your recovery, not on paying bills.

See how Carrum Health helped one patient navigate their heart care journey with ease and peace of mind. Read her story.

Every step counts

So, this spring, lace up your shoes, grab your bike, step outside, or just add some extra movement to your normal routine. Every move you make, every moment spent enjoying nature, is a step towards a healthier heart. And with Carrum Health by your side, you can face heart challenges with confidence, knowing you have access to exceptional care and financial support.

Find out if the Carrum Health benefit is available to you. Check your eligibility.

The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only. No material is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.


*With the exception of second opinions, individuals enrolled in a high-deductible plan must first meet their deductible, but oftentimes copays and coinsurance will be waived. Second opinions are typically provided at no cost to members and do not require payment of any deductible. Per IRS rules, a portion of any covered travel expenses will be reported as taxable income to the covered member.

How Carrum Health Can Help
Carrum Health is a unique benefit that connects employees with the country’s top surgeons and specialists to receive high-quality care at a far lower cost. Find out if the Carrum Health benefit is available to you.