Posted by: Patricia Hysong | April 18, 2016

Your Heart Needs Attention, Too.

A strong heart leads to better overall health and keeping it strong is one of the best things you can do for yourself. The number one cause of death in the United States is heart disease. Reduce your risk of this disease by paying attention to you heart.

Eat foods:

  • high in fiber such as vegetables, fruits and whole grains
  • eat seafood or shellfish to get the omega-3 fatty acids or take a supplement
  • low in saturated and trans fats
  • low in cholesteral
  • low in sodium
  • reduce added sugars

Exercise:

  • regularly
  • focus on aerobic activities such as cycling, brisk walking and swimming to strengthen you heart
  • if at risk or if you have health problems always consult your health care professional before beginning a workout routine

Regular checkup:

  • have regular heart related screenings including cholesterol and blood pressure checks
  • talk with your doctor about ways you can reduce the risk of heart disease
  • get chest pains checked out and know the other symptoms of heart disease

For more information about heart disease, click here.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

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