Heart Health Awareness
February is National Heart Month, which is a great time to make sure your ticker is tickin’ properly. We’ve all heard it; change your diet, maintain a healthy weight, be physically active, quit smoking, limit your alcohol, manage your stress, get enough sleep. Can this advice REALLY help you lower your cholesterol and improve your heart health? YES! Making small changes in your daily routine can add up to big benefits and help you live a healthier, more balanced life. For every 30 minutes of exercise, you increase your life expectancy by 2 hours! Physically active people save an average of $500 a year on healthcare.
Signs and Symptoms of a possible heart attack to NEVER ignore.
Chest Discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheartedness.
The Quality Health & Wellness Clinic is open from 8-5 M-F and 8-12 Sat. If you have any questions regarding your cholesterol or how to improve your heart health please stop into the clinic today or call to make an appointment.