3 Ways To Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Disease
Heart disease and strokes affect both men and women, yet most people don’t recognise how easy it is to avoid serious risk of heart disease.
September is heart and stroke awareness month, so here are three ways to drastically reduce your risk:
The first step to healing your heart is to adopt some form of exercise. You need to exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes a day at least five days a week to promote a healthy heart. Exercise is more effective at reducing the risks for heart disease than any pills a doctor can prescribe.
Eat A Balanced Diet And Quit Smoking
In addition, simple changes such as a balanced diet, avoiding saturated fats and leaving cigarettes behind can all have a large impact on your health.
Get Your Cholesterol And Blood Pressure Checked
An annual cholesterol screening test is important, especially if you’re over 35. Discuss the results with a trained medical professional who will consider your results in combination with other risk factors. Having consistently high blood pressure, regardless of whether it’s caused by lifestyle or familial factors, will increase your risk.
Don’t let another season pass you by without taking ownership of your health, as you age you become more likely to develop heart disease.
Mediclinic Is Offering Free Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Tests
So this September, Mediclinic invites you to take advantage of free blood pressure and cholesterol tests at one of our participating hospitals and to share the message of healing your heart with friends and family. Let us help you #KeepItBeating.