Watch Your Heart Health
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States, and cost the United States billions of dollars in health care expenses, medications and lost productivity. Fortunately, heart disease can often be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle and properly managing health conditions. Here is some simple self-care and prevention strategies that will help decrease the risk of heart disease.
“DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DOCTOR”
Visit your primary care physician regularly for wellness and preventative appointments.
“IT’S ALL ABOUT MAINTENANCE”
By maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and eating a well-balanced and healthy diet, the risk of heart disease decreases. Not only does this lower the risk, but you will also feel better and be more energetic.
“KICK THE BAD HABITS”
Refrain from smoking, limit your alcohol intake, and cut back on unhealthy eating routines.
“DON’T STRESS THE SMALL STUFF”
With many stressors out there, try to manage your stress levels. Stress can increase factors that cause heart disease such as high blood pressure. So take a deep breath and try to determine if something is really worth stressing over.