National Heart Health Month: 5 Ways to Reduce Risk Factors for Heart Disease

February National Heart Month

To prevent heart disease and increase awareness, this month Eze Health Center is participating in American Heart Month. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease and in the US, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds. These rates are alarming but the best way to look after your heart is with a healthy lifestyle. There are several healthy changes you can make to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is important for people who already have the condition.

 

  1. Quit Smoking– Smoking damages the heart by affecting the vessels that supply blood to your heart as well as other parts of your body. Damage can be repaired quickly even for long time smokers by ceasing the habit as soon as possible.
  2. Get Moving– Getting 30-60 minutes of exercise per day is good for the heart and blood circulation. Exercise can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and help weight-loss. Aerobic activities, like brisk walking, swimming, running, or other “cardio exercises”, are of the best type of exercises to improve heart health.
  3. Maintain a Healthy Diet– Limiting foods with saturated fats, high amounts of sodium, and added sugars is essential to reducing the risk factors associated with heart disease.
  4. Maintain Health Weight– Losing or maintaining a healthy weight is easier said than done, however, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes are risk factors that increase risks for heart disease. Eze Health Center offers customized a Wellness & Weight Loss Services to help patients monitor your well-being and maintain a healthy weight.
  5. Reduce Stress– Stress is linked to heart disease in many ways, like increased blood pressure. Consider adding various ways to manage your stress including exercise, essential oils, meditating and focused breathing into your schedule.

 

Eze Health Center offers various Wellness Workshops designed to educate attendees on simple and natural ways to improve your overall wellbeing. Our workshops cover a range of topics that can be beneficial to patients looking for new ways to proactively implement good health and self-care habits in their daily routine.  

Our February Wellness Workshop will focus on some essential advice for developing nutritional goals that match your overall health and lifestyle demands, provided by registered & licensed dietitian and certified LEAP Therapist, Lisa Hugh!

Click Here to RSVP to the Real Nutrition for Wellness Workshop

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