Seven Strategies to Live a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle for World Heart Day Sept. 29
Learn Your Health History: Know your risks and talk to your family and doctor about your health history and preventative care.
Eat a Healthy Diet: Make healthy food choices like more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products. Eat less saturated fat, salt, and added sugar.
Move More, Sit Less: Try to get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity such as brisk walking each week.
Quit Smoking: Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free help and take the first step on your journey to quit.
Take Medicines as Directed: Know what each medication is for and never stop taking your medicine without talking to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Choose Your Drinks Wisely: Substitute water for sugary drinks to reduce calories. Avoid alcohol.
Monitor Your Blood Pressure at Home: Self-measured blood pressure monitors are easy, safe to use, and help keep you informed.
Be sure to consult your physician before making any changes to your daily routine or lifestyle.
Learn more about keeping your heart healthy by visiting the CDC website.