February is National Heart Health Month
At least 48% of all adults in the United States have some form of cardiovascular disease, according to the latest statistics provided by the American Heart Association. Much of the prevalence is driven by an increase in the number of people classified as having high blood pressure. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men & women in the United States, claiming more than 840,000 lives a year.
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6 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease
Visit your primary care D o c t o r
Seeing your doctor regularly can help prevent chronic illness and help manage your risks.
Stop S m o k i n g
It’s never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Stopping smoking is the single best thing you can do to protect your health.
Eat a Healthy D i e t
Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and fatty fish. Limit your intake of added salt, sugars and fats.
Loose W e i g h t
Weight is a major risk factor for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Diabetes which increases your risk of Heart Disease.
Stress L e s s
Try healthy ways to deal with stress like exercise, yoga or meditation, spending time with family or friends, or seeing a mental health professional.
Get a Good Nights S l e e p
Adults benefit most from 7-8 hours of sleep each day. Studies have shown a relationship between lack of sleep and coronary artery disease.
Talk with your Doctor about Your Heart Health!
Getting a wellness check-up once a year is the best way to know if you are having any heart problems.
WELLNESS CHECK-UPS = FREE ONCE PER PLAN YEAR
Visit the Independence Administrators website to search for an in-network provider near you.