National Heart Month is observed in February each year, but it’s important to take care of your heart all year long. After all, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Healthy Heart Tips
Here are some tips for a healthy heart from the American Heart Association:
- Make healthy food choices. As a general rule, the less processed, the better. Select foods that are low in sodium as well as saturated and trans fats. Consider regularly eating some meals without meat. Focus on vegetables, fruits, fish, and whole grains that are rich in fiber.
- Stay active. If you have trouble fitting in time at the gym, consider adding short walks breaks into your day. A wearable fitness tracking device may also motivate you to get more daily steps in. Figure out what works for you and stick to it!
- Strengthen those muscles. Talk to a trainer or your physician about a fitness routine designed to keep your muscles strong, no matter your age.
Know The Warning Signs
It’s helpful for everyone to have an awareness of the signs of heart attack. The most common symptom for both men and women is chest pain or discomfort. Discomfort in the upper body, shortness of breath, nausea, lightheadedness, and breaking out in a cold sweat are other major warning signs. Women experience heart attacks differently than men, typically experiencing symptoms such as shortness of breath, nausea, and back or jaw pain. If you think someone you know is experiencing a heart attack, it’s important to call 911 immediately.
We’re sharing these tips because we want you to stay safe and healthy. If you or a loved is affected by an injury as a result of potential medical malpractice, please contact our office immediately.
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