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Healthy Heart - 02/20/2017
Tips and guidelines on keeping your heart in tip-top shape
Release Date: February 20, 2017
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When it comes to your heart health, it’s never too early or too late to start making meaningful changes to your lifestyle. Not only is it important to eat right and move more, but also to know your risks for certain heart diseases and understand your numbers. From learning the best diets for your heart to smart approaches to exercise, our experts provide guidance on keeping your heart in tip-top shape.
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A simple tweak you can make to your lifestyle is adding healthy eating to the mix. Healthy eating patterns are very important when it comes to cardiovascular disease prevention. Are there certain diets that work better? What foods should you look for at the grocery store? Erin Michos, M.D., M.H.S., gives some insights on eating smart.
Exercise can do amazing things for your overall health, particularly for your heart. Being physically active has many benefits, like lowering your blood cholesterol and maintaining a healthy weight. From knowing which workouts boost heart health to discussing how fitness trackers can be helpful, Seth Martin, M.D., M.H.S, offers tips on how moving more helps the heart.
Knowing Your Risks
While eating smart and exercising are important for heart health, it is equally important to know your risks for developing heart problems. It’s not only things like blood pressure and cholesterol that affect your heart health — stress, weight or even sitting too much can play a role. Our experts at the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease can discuss what to look out for and how to prevent heart disease.