It is important to maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle. Making these changes can reduce your risk of stroke, heart failure, heart attack and developing heart disease.
The American Heart Association has a directory of many heart-healthy recipes to browse and follow so you can continue eating your favorite meals!
Check out this BMI Calculator to find your BMI. BMI can be used as a starting point to determine whether an adult is at a healthy weight. It is important to speak with your doctor regarding weight loss goals.
Check out this resource from MedlinePlus that provides information on how to get started adding in light activity into your routine!
Eating a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, poultry and fish can help you maintain a healthy weight and eat things to benefit your body. Eating fat, trans fat, sodium, sweets, red meat, and sugary drinks in moderation can also help.
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise per week. They also recommend adding in weight or resistance training 2 times per week!
Discussing your weight with your doctor and making lifestyle changes to maintain a healthy weight can decrease your risk of heart disease as well as other medical conditions.
Smoking is a major cause of Heart Disease. Quit smoking to reduce your risk of complications from heart disease! Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW to talk to a professional from the CDC.
Talk to your doctor and stay on your medications to keep your cholesterol and blood pressure levels within a healthy range. Eating a healthy diet and adding in exercise can also help control these levels.
Preventing and managing stress can decrease your risk of heart related complications and is an important part of living a heart-healthy life! Check out this resource to learn more about how to manage stress!