Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Hospice Of The North Coast is proudly participating in American Heart Month.
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Ways to lower the risk of heart disease
You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease.
To lower your risk:
- Watch your weight.
- Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
- Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
- Get active and eat healthy.
More ways to act
Use the Million Hearts ® My Personal Health Progress guide to set realistic, achievable health goals.
Track your blood pressure using a Blood Pressure Wallet Card and share results with your doctor regularly.
Keep track of important medical information, such as family medical history, medications, hospitalizations, and surgeries with the Million Hearts® Health Resume.