How to Live a Heart-Healthy Life
February is Heart Health Month! Here are some tips to help you live a heart-healthy life:
Learn Your Health History: Knowing what you are at risk for and if heart-disease runs in your family is a great first step!
Avoid a Sedentary Lifestyle: Get outside and move your body. Avoid sitting for long periods of time.
Eat Healthy, Nutrient-Dense Foods: Studies have show that a diet of fruit, vegetables, protein, and whole grains is ideal! Learn more.
Quit Smoking: It’s never too late to take control over your habits and make a positive change! Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free help and take the first step on your journey to quit.
Cut Out Soda and Sugary Drinks: Opt for WATER!
Take Medicine As Directed: Adhering to your doctor’s advice and taking your prescribed medications is essential to your overall health and wellbeing.
Making positive changes is difficult…it takes time! Don’t try to change all of your bad habits overnight. Gradual and intentional change is the best way for your new healthy habit to stick.