Heart & VascularHeart Healthy Living
You can do many things to take care of your heart – regular exercise, healthy nutrition, knowing your risk factors, getting regular checkups and taking advantage of appropriate screenings such as a heart CT scan.
Here are some resources and information that can help you keep your cardiovascular system at its best:
Control your blood pressure – High blood pressure is often called the silent killer. You should make sure to talk to your doctor when you have your wellness visit, know your family history and be sure to control it if you have it.
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Control your nutrition and weight – Reid’s Diabetes & Nutrition Education department offers numerous resources for reaching and maintaining a healthy weight.
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Exercise – Being physically active is essential to help prevent and manage heart disease.
Don’t use tobacco – Smoking and tobacco products bring numerous risks to your health and your heart. If you smoke, take steps to quit by talking to your doctor and investigating programs and resources that can help you.
Manage stress – Don’t let stress get the best of you. If you have concerns, talk to your doctor. Reid also has resources that can help you in our psychiatric services department.
Spot a stroke F.A.S.T. – Infographic.
Other heart wellness information
Top 7 heart-healthy foods: Eating heart-healthy foods can significantly reduce your risk of developing heart disease, which is a leading cause of death in the United States. Foods are classified as heart healthy for a variety of reasons, such as their ability to lower unhealthy cholesterol, triglycerides or blood pressure. Here are seven foods that are great for your heart. Click to read more