National Heart Association Month is an important time to focus on ways to keep your heart healthy. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, but it’s largely preventable. There are several things you can do to reduce your risk of developing heart disease, and Medical Solutions Center is here to share those with you to ensure a healthy heart. Continue reading to learn more, and book your heart health appointment with us today!
Keeping Your Heart Healthy
One way to reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease is exercise. In addition to reducing your risk of developing heart disease, exercise provides several other benefits including improving mental and physical health. For a healthy lifestyle, the CDC recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate to intense aerobic activity five times per week or 20 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity three times per week.
Another way to ensure a healthy heart is to eat a balanced diet. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are all recommended as part of a heart-healthy diet. For example, consuming fish rich in omega-three fatty acids like salmon or tuna can help lower your risk for coronary artery disease. Limiting saturated and unhealthy fats is also important, as well as reducing your intake of processed foods.
Smoking cigarettes will increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and stroke. If you’re a smoker, quitting is one of the best things you can do to improve your heart health. Our primary care doctors understand that quitting is not easy and we are here to help!
Get Regular Checkups
Finally, it’s important to get regular checkups from our family medicine doctors at Medical Solutions Center. Our internal medicine physicians are experts in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease. We’re dedicated to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our patients through expert heart health services in a welcoming environment!
Heart health is important! This month, focus on these few simple changes to your lifestyle to reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. At Medical Solutions Center, we’re dedicated to providing patient-first internal medicine care and helping the residents of Boca Raton and Delray Beach maintain a healthy heart. Schedule an appointment today!