A Heart Healthy Lifestyle

Heart disease is a leading cause of death for both men and women.

Leading causes:

  • Inactivity
  • Obesity
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Smoking
  • High Cholesterol
  • Diabetes

What can you do to improve your heart health?

Eat Healthy!

  • Buy lean, skinless meats and poultry
  • Use fat-free and low-fat dairy products
  • Limit your alcohol intake
  • Prepare foods without added salt
  • Avoid foods high in sugar or dietary cholesterol
  • Eat whole grain breads and pasta

Get Fit!

  • Find an active way to relax: It’s tempting to want to sit and relax. Instead, go for a bike ride or join a recreational sports team.
  • Go for a walk: Find a local area where you can go and walk for a few miles. Spend time outdoors, and enjoy what nature has to offer while you get fit!
  • Make it a family event: Help your children build healthy habits. Take a ball or Frisbee and visit a nearby park. Build memories while improving your heart!

When you create habits for a Healthy Heart you also help with:

  • Weight loss and preventing weight gain
  • Endurance and vitality
  • Improving blood sugar control in diabetes
  • Relieving anxiety, depression and stress

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