Celebrating American Heart Month

Celebrating American Heart Month

American Heart MonthFollowing these tips can help keep your heart healthy for years to come.

February is American Heart Month, making the next few weeks the perfect time to make sure your ticker has what it need to feel its best! To help keep your blood pressure under control and reduce your chances of a serious illness, keep these heart healthy tips in mind.

  • Talk to your doctor – make an appointment with your doctor and find out what your blood pressure is and what it should be (if they are two different numbers). If your blood pressure is too high, figure out a plan with your doctor to help lower the pressure and start feeling your best.
  • Take your medication properly – if you are prescribed any blood pressure medication, make sure you take it exactly as directed. Setting a timer on your phone will help to make sure that you take it at the same time each day, helping it work more efficiently. If you have any side effects from your blood pressure medication, let your doctor know as soon as possible.
  • Quit smoking – if you are a smoker, quit as soon as possible. There are plenty of online resources that are available to help you quit smoking. If you are not a smoker, do not start.
  • Reduce your sodium intake – the typical American consumes too much sodium each day, which can lead to higher blood pressure. Consider adding these heart healthy recipes to your diet to help lower your sodium intake while filling your belly with delicious food.

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