Heart Health: health article by Andy Casasanta

Heart Smart Living:

Your heart is about the size of your fist and weighs approximately 1 pound. It is very strong and durable but the heart is not invincible. The incidence of heart problems is steadily declining but still relevant in our society. What can one do to possibly avoid heart problems? Glad you asked. First off let me say that I am not a doctor.

The information in this article is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for the advice of a licensed physician. When in doubt, go see your doctor, always.

As previously stated, I am not a doctor but I do have health concerns and I would like to share a few pointers that I have learned on heart health. A lot of the advice might seem obvious but people still do not seem to pay attention to the warnings.

Below are three steps in the right direction to good heart health. -Learn and educate yourself on heart health living -What you can do that will put you on the road to a strong and healthy heart -Pay attention to your doctors advice

Healthy Eating Habits: -Incorporate more fruits and vegetables in your diet -Moderate exercise program(again see your doctor about this) -choose whole grain products more often -Also try low fat foods when possible including leaner cuts of meat, fish or poultry.

Be Active: This doesn't mean a strenuous workout in the Gym, but maybe go for a walk after dinner, take the stairs instead of the elevator. Be creative but again if you are thinking about joining a gym seek the advice of your doctor.

Quit smoking: This is the most important for your health in general. This is a difficult task and is something that you might need help in but quite important and mandatory for a long and healthy life.

In closing: Get all the facts from your doctor and follow your doctors advice. Educate yourself on this matter and you will be on the road to good "Heart Health"

Please note, the information in this article is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for the advice of a licensed physician. Again, When in doubt, go see your doctor, always.

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