February is American Heart month. There are small changes that we can make that will significantly improve our heart health. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the US. Show your heart some love and start today!
Check out the 7 Key Changes to a Healthy Heart:
Not Sure where to start? It’s always a great idea to get a physical with your general practitioner. Know you numbers so you know where to start! The most important numbers to know for whole body health are blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and BMI (Body Mass Index). This is will give you a base line on what areas you need to focus on in order to improve your numbers.
Every year after you should check in with your doctor so you can compare your current results. Many patients do not experience any symptoms with high blood pressure, blood sugar or cholesterol. When this is caught early, it it easier to manage and could possibly keep you from having a heart attack. It’s never too late to start!
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