Habits for a Healthy Heart!

Did you know that today is World Heart Day?

The World Heart Federation celebrates September 29th as World Heart Day to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death worldwide, with approximately 17 million annual global deaths (1).

There are many simple things you can do to improve your heart and your health. Check out the information below for habits for a healthy heart!

Exercise.

Adults should aim to get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week. Instead of sitting down on the couch after dinner, go for a 30 minute walk each day instead. You’ll have 150 minutes of exercise done in no time!

Quit smoking.

When you quit smoking, you not only lower your chances of heart disease, but you lower your risk of cancer and many other health problems. Our FREE Quit Tobacco Program has a tobacco treatment counselor who will meet with you to help you make a plan to quit. This program is free and helps you decide what quitting method would work best for you! Click here to learn more about our Quit Tobacco program!

Visit your doctor regularly.

Even if you are healthy, you should still visit your doctor regularly. Annual check ups are important because they can help spot problems before they become serious.

Eat a healthy diet.

Eating a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables is very important for our health. Instead of choosing pizza and junk food, grab an apple or carrots instead! HealthNet has a dietitian who can help you with healthy eating. Schedule a free appointment at the HealthNet health center near you!

 

1. http://www.world-heart-federation.org/what-we-do/world-heart-day/ 

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