Any sports fan knows the best defense is often times the best offense. Your best defense for heart disease is prevention. Your risk for heart disease increases with age and if you have a close family member who had heart disease at an early age. Even if you are not living a healthy lifestyle now, it is not too late to start.
Steps to take for heart disease prevention:
Exercise at least five times a week
Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low fat foods to help maintain a healthy weight
Get tested for diabetes, or if you have diabetes keep it under control
Know your cholesterol level, and keep it under control
Know your blood pressure, and keep it under control
If you have any questions about heart disease prevention it is important to discuss them with your doctor. Learn more about heart disease prevention and schedule an appointment today.
For more information about our cardiac services, or to schedule an appointment, call 530.668.2600.