Seven Tips to Improve Heart Health

HEART ❤️ DISEASE IS NO LAUGHING MATTER. ⁣ ⁣ It’s #nationalwearredday so swipe on a red lip 💋 or put on your favorite red dress💃 and do something GREAT for your health! ⁣ ⁣ Did you know Heart Disease is the number 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s about 1 woman every minute 😳 ⁣ ⁣ There are many different causes of heart disease that can lead to a heart attack or stroke, including genetic predisposition and environmental factors. It's long been a myth that being overweight automatically increases your risk for heart disease but that is not always the case! Heart disease affects men and women of all ages. ⁣ So how can you help protect that ❤️ of yours? Let’s start with some things you can control. ⁣ ⁣

1. Quit smoking/vaping: seriously just 🛑 ⁣ ⁣ 2. Manage blood sugar: limit added sugars and reduce your risk for developing type 2 diabetes through balanced nutrition & regular physical activity. ⁣ ⁣ 3. Manage blood pressure & cholesterol levels: see your doc to have these checked regularly and discuss lifestyle changes (& medication) if necessary. ⁣You cannot rely on big pharm to solve all of your problems! Even if you are on medication you should take steps to improve these markers through diet and exercise. ⁣ 4. Stay Active: It's recommend that you do 10 minutes of vigorous exercise or 20-30minutes of moderate physical activity a day. 👌⁣I also recommend you stand up for at least 1 minute every 15-30 minutes and log 7500-10k steps per day. ⁣ 5. Focus on whole, plant based, foods: if it grows in the ground prioritize it over animal based products & “food like" substances that are heavily processed. ⁣ ⁣ 6. Know your family history: if genetics places you at a higher risk, managing environmental risks is even more important ⁣ ⁣ 7. Manage Stress: all that chronic stress isn’t doing your mind or body any good. Let it goooooo boo. ⁣American's wear stress like a badge of honor, and its NOT cool. Find your zen, meditation, yoga, a good sweat or therapy are great ways to start. ⁣ MORE IMPORTANTLY Nearly 80% of cardiac events can be prevented!!! Without changing our environmental factors, heart disease will remain a woman’s greatest health threat. ⁣ ⁣ Together we have the ability to change our story by spreading awareness and donating our time and $ to organizations that support women’s health. ⁣ ⁣ What are you doing today (and everyday) to support ❤️ health? 👇🏻 #americanheartassociation #americanheartmonth #womenshearthealth #womenshealthcare #hearthealth #hearthealthy #hearthealthawareness #wearred #wearredday

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