Valentine’s Day usually brings to mind chocolates, champagne, flowers and romantic meals. It’s also a good reminder to think about your heart health.
Some simple ways to improve your heart health include:
- Staying active – even something as simple as going for a walk each day
- Quitting smoking
- Limiting your consumption of red meat, sugar and unhealthy fats
- Reducing stress
“Quitting smoking and maintaining a healthy blood pressure are the two most impactful things you can do for your heart,” says clinical pharmacist Catharine Banks. “Next to that, if you have high cholesterol, taking a statin or implementing the Mediterranean diet have a significant impact, as well.”
To help maintain your heart health, the PCN has free workshops and one-on-one appointments with health team members.
Register online or by phone at 1-855-79-CFPCN (23726).