Although there is not one single cause for heart disease, what you eat, how much you move, whether you smoke and controlling your cholesterol and blood pressure are all things that can have a big impact on your heart.
Discover why your heart health is so important and get tips on living a healthy lifestyle below…
Tip 1: Eat a Health Healthy Diet
Healthy eating means eating healthy food over days, weeks, and months. Healthy food is rich in fibre, unsaturated fats, and antioxidants.
Tip 2: Live an Active Lifestyle
Living an active lifestyle means spending more time on things you like. It could be gardening or taking your dog for a walk. Living an active lifestyle helps stay active for longer each day, which may reduce your risk of having heart attack. Keeping active helps to control common heart disease risk factors. It helps strengthen your bones and muscles and can help you feel happier, more energetic, and more relaxed.
Tip 3: Live a Smoke Free Life
The first step to quitting is understanding the risks associated with smoking. Regular smoking harms your blood cells and increases plaque formation in the blood cells. This narrows down arteries over the time when the plaque hardens. When you quit smoking, your blood circulation improves, and it reduces the risk of heart attack.
Make sure you reach out for support. Here at your local compunding pharmacy in Perth, we can help you quit smoking today!
The 3 keys steps in a heart health check are –
Step 1: Talk to your Pharmacist
– we will start your check by talking with you about your heart disease risk factors.
Step 2: Learn About your Risk – once our pharmacist knows your risk factors, they will enter this information into a web-based calculator to understand you risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next five years.
Step 3: Manage your Risk – depending on your results, our pharmacist may encourage you to keep doing what you’re doing, or give you advice, information, and support to make heart-healthy changes.
Omron is a monitor that can help measure your blood pressure at home, easily and reliably. For accurate blood pressure measurement, use the Omron HEM7156. With a touch of a button you can track your blood pressure. The Omron blood pressure monitor incorporates a 60-reading memory with date and time and 360-degree IntelliWrap Cuff.
Your blood pressure varies from day to day, even moment to moment and so having an Omron unit at home will help you keep an accurate view of your blood pressure over time .