Improving your heart health is easier than you might think. That’s why thanks to our collaboration with Baptist Health South Florida we have important tips from a cardiologist, we are bringing you easy tips you can start implementing right now.
Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women in the US, taking more women than all forms of cancer combined. We can change this, according to leading experts. Dr.Sandra Chaparro, cardiologist and director of the Advanced Heart Failure Program at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, says the first step is knowing your numbers (blood pressure, cholesterol, weight). Then, make a simple plan to modify your diet and increase activity.
Check out the video interview with Dr. Chaparro.
On average, Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than non-Hispanics. Only 1 in 3 Hispanic women are aware that heart disease is their number 1 killer.
Practical and easy tips to improve your heart health
Don’t know where to start? Here are the top tips to help you have a healthier heart:
- Stop smoking (and vaping)
- Manage your blood sugar
- Get your blood pressure under control
- Lower your cholesterol
- Know your family history
- Stay active. 15-30 minutes a day can make a huge difference
- Manage your weight.
- Choose a healthier diet and make more nutritious choices.
And don’t forget to get an annual checkup to monitor your overall health!
Special thanks to Baptist Health South Florida for sponsoring the Facebook Live and this post.