February is American Heart Month and this is the perfect time to talk about ways to be heart-healthy. Cardiovascular health has never been more imperative, as those with poor heart health can find themselves at an increased risk of COVID-19.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death amongst men and women. So how can you be heart-healthy?
- Get moving! Increasing your physical activity is imperative and has the following benefits:
- Improve blood flow
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Higher levels of stamina
- Eliminate smoking
- Eat a clean diet
- We recommend the DASH diet which includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, and proteins like salmon.
- Enjoy quality sleep on a routine basis
Caused by a buildup of plaque inside the coronary arteries, heart disease, more specifically Coronary heart disease can partly or completely stop blood flow in the arteries.
Unfortunately, many individuals experience no symptoms, therefore not knowing they have coronary heart disease until excruciating chest pain strikes, or worse: a heart attack, or cardiac arrest.
We have a revolutionary test for early detection of heart disease, called the SmartBeat heart test. Please text our office today at 214-393-2940 so we can set you up for the Smartbeat heart test. If you have heart disease that runs in your family, this is the perfect test for you, to help prevent you from getting sick.