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February is Heart Health Month

Comfort Keepers In-Home Care in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Are you at risk? Take steps towards a healthy heart!
Am I at risk for heart disease?

Anyone can get heart disease, but you’re at higher risk if you: 

  • Have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes 
  • Smoke 
  • Are overweight or have obesity  
  • Don't exercise often
  • Don't eat a healthy, balanced diet

Your age and family history also affect your risk for heart disease. Your risk is higher if:  

  • You’re a woman over age 55 
  • You’re a man over age 45 
  • Your father or brother had heart disease before age 55 
  • Your mother or sister had heart disease before age 65 

But the good news is there's a lot you can do to prevent heart disease: 

  • Eat healthy - include grains and greens in your daily diet and limit your intake of fried and fatty foods and sugar
  • Get active - daily walks are a great way to get your heart pumping
  • Stay at a healthy weight - obesity can lead to heart disease
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke - believe us, you'll feel much better
  • Monitor and control your cholesterol and blood pressure - remember to take your medications if you're on them
  • Drink alcohol only in moderation - one to two drinks on occasion is fine 
  • Manage your stress - meditation, reading, and avoiding stressful situations are all helpful

Do your part for a healthy heart!