How you can help prevent
Your Self chec Keeping Healthy Guide
Your heart is a pump that supplies blood to every organ of the body. To keep it healthy and fit you need to become aware of how practicing prevention will help you do this. At any age, if you have a family history of heart disease or are a smoker, keep yourself in check by calling your doctor for your yearly exam. Sign up for a Self chec ehealth reminder so you won’t forget.
Here is an additional checklist to help prevent heart disease:
✓ Get moving and keep moving every day for at least 30 minutes! Exercise can help keep blood pressure and cholesterol down, relieve stress, and help you control your weight. Be a Mover & Shaker and Scale Downer.
✓ If you are a smoker, quit smoking. Don’t give up trying until you are smoke free! Talk to your doctor about over-the-counter and prescription medication available to help you quit. Be a Quitter.
✓ If someone in your family or home smokes, urge them to quit. Secondhand smoke is dangerous for everyone
✓ Cut down on salt, cholesterol and saturated fats to help keep cholesterol and blood pressure down. Eat healthier, become a Sound Biter.
IMPORTANT: The information on this page is from The National Insitute of Heart, Lung & Blood Diseases and the National Institute of Health (NIH). Don’t forget to always consult a healthcare professional to advise you in the healthy choices you will make. Thank you.
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