Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. People of all ages and backgrounds can get the condition, but there are steps you can take to help protect yourself.
Getting active can absolutely change your health, the way your feel, and increase your overall quality of life. And being active isn’t just about exercise – it also involves being proactive about your health – regular doctor visits, screenings, checking your cholesterol. It all can make a really big difference. Maintaining your commitment to health takes commitment, but you don’t have to go at it alone. Join exercise groups, signup for a run or walk, go to community health screenings and events that the whole family can enjoy!
Regular exercise can work wonders in keeping your heart in shape, but you don’t have to go at it alone. Join a running group or sign up for local running events ranging from a 1k run to a full-blown marathon.
Small steps that get your family to move more can help all of you maintain a healthy weight. Choose a different tip each week for you and your family to try. See if you or they can add to the list.
The best way to prevent cardiovascular disease is by managing your risk, but how do you know which risk factors you have? The best way to find out is through screening tests and regular visits to your cardiologist.
One of the best ways to recover after a heart attack is to participate in a physician supervised cardiac rehabilitation program. By gradually increasing exercise levels while being closely monitored, you can learn how to exercise safely and gain confidence in your ability to be active again.
Enjoying where you live and taking part in community events can be a great way to unwind and relieve stress – the first step learning to manage a heart-healthy lifestyle!
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There’s a lot of talk about inequality between men and women, but one area in particular where women are leading in record numbers: heart disease. It’s the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer. But there’s a leadership role just waiting for women to pounce on: Leading the charge to end this deadly foe once and for all.
Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body. Quitting benefits your heart and your health. . . and perhaps even the health of those around you!