Take Care Of Yourself
Heart disease can be mostly preventable. So be sure to:
- Schedule an appointment with your health care professional to learn your risk for heart disease.
- Quit smoking. Just one year after you quit, you’ll cut your risk of coronary heart disease by 50%.
- Aim for at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (such as brisk walking) or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity (such as jogging), or a combination of both, preferably spread throughout the week. It’s also good to include moderate- to high-intensity muscle-strengthening activity (such as resistance or weight training) at least twice a week.
- Modify your family’s diet if needed. Check out these healthy cooking tips. You’ll learn smart substitutions, healthy snacking ideas and better prep methods.
'An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure' – Benjamin Franklin
Step up today and take control of your heart health
The first step is to identify your risk factors. The second step is to manage risk by the appropriate intervention. Speak with our specialists to find out how to decrease your personal risk of heart disease.