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What is Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention?Heart attack is the number one cause of medical death in our society, while stroke is the number three cause. This is unfortunate as they are both nearly 100% preventable. Through our Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Program, we will give you the tools for the healthiest possible you. For example, we will teach you how to eat an overall healthy diet, help you with stress reduction, and create a healthy and optimal exercise program that will work for your lifestyle. You do not have to end up, at the end of your life, in a nursing home, a wheelchair, or unable to live your life fully and joyfully.
Our program will teach you how to:• Eat a healthy diet: It is crucial to eat a healthy diet to ensure a healthy heart and circulation system. Your diet should include fruit and vegetables, whole grains, fish, and lean meat, with restricted sugar, salt, and fat intake. Any alcohol intake should be in moderation.
• Take part in regular physical activity: Individuals should take at least 30 minutes out of their day for physical activity. This will help to maintain cardiovascular fitness.
• Avoid tobacco use: Tobacco in any form is very harmful, as is exposure to secondhand smoke. Your risk of heart attack drops after you stop using tobacco products.
• Check and control your cardiovascular risk: Health professionals can estimate your cardiovascular risk using simple charts. To help them calculate this, it is important to know your blood pressure, your blood lipids, and your blood sugar.
Who Can Benefit from Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention?Individuals with leading risk factors for heart attack or stroke can benefit from our Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Program. These risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, smoking, obesity, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity.
Our team of professionals can help you reduce your risk of heart disease or stroke to live a healthier and longer life. Do not hesitate to ask any questions that you may have, as we want you to be informed on how to best care for yourself.