Part of self care means taking care of our hearts. At the beginning of every year the most common new year’s resolution is to increase or becoming or increasing physical activity. Every day is a fresh start. If you have fallen off track or if you have not started on your goal. February is a great month to start again.
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for both women and men. Per the CDC in 2020 over 600,000 deaths were attributed to heart disease in the US. There are important things to embark upon heart healthy living.
Step 1: Understand your risk:
There are certain risk factors that are not modifiable—meaning that there is nothing that you can do to change them. This includes but is not limited to age, family history, sex being male or female, and ethnicity/race.
Step 2: Educating yourself about a heart healthy lifestyle:
Step 3: Making choices and taking steps:
Clinic moves at a fast pace. Every month my goal is to feature a topic that came up during my clinic or to discuss health topics that you are concerned about.
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