February is Heart Health Month
Did you know that 1,437,000 people in California have coronary heart disease? Small lifestyle changes can lead to a healthier heart.
Take these 5 steps to a healthier heart in February and beyond:
- Eat a heart healthy diet
- Choose whole grains, fruits, and veggies.
- Limit sodium, saturated fat and added sugar
- Get active
- Log 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity- like brisk walking.
- Stop smoking
- Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body.
- Achieve a healthy weight
- Obesity increases heart disease risk
- A healthy diet and exercise will help!
- Monitor your blood pressure and blood sugar
- Goal: Less than 120/80 mmHg (blood pressure)
- Goal: Less than 100 mg/dL (blood sugar)
- Take medications as prescribed
MI Cardio Active Education with Cameron Bloch
On Thursday, 2.20.2020, from 12-1PM in the Conference Room, come learn about our Cardio program that utilizes progressive cardiovascular exercises for those who have experienced a cardiac event or are at risk of one. In addition, this program provides supervised exercise for individuals who have finished cardiac rehabilitation. Please register at the Service Desk for this complimentary event.
Optimizing Your Workout for Cardiovascular Fitness and Prevention
Join Dr. Ashish Kabra, MD, Cardiologist at Tri-City Medical Center, as he shares his expertise on heart health. This educational seminar will cover information regarding:
AHA Exercise Recommendations
Available Exercise Programs
There will also be a brief introduction about the 2020 North County SD Heart & Stroke Walk
Event takes place on Tuesday, 2.25.20 from 11:45AM-1PM in the Conference Room.
Complimentary to members and guests. Light lunch will be provided to those who RSVP at Service Desk by Tuesday, 2.18.
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