Remember to check with your healthcare provider before beginning any new fitness program. Talk to him or her about developing a meal plan that's right for you.
Taking care of your heart includes many aspects.
Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. If the pressure rises and stays high over time, it may increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke. High blood pressure is also known as hypertension. A simple screening is used to check your blood pressure. Check with your healthcare provider to make sure your blood pressure level is not too high.
Cholesterol is found in the bloodstream and in all your body’s cells. Your body needs cholesterol to work properly, but too much cholesterol in your blood may be a major health risk and lead to heart disease.
Heart disease is any disease that affects the heart and blood vessels. If serious enough, it may result in a heart attack. This is a blockage of blood to the heart, which causes part of the heart muscle to die.
Take care of your heart
Work with your healthcare provider to keep your blood pressure and cholesterol in a healthy range that is right for you. This, along with other lifestyle changes, may help you keep your heart healthy.