Here are some tips provided by Paradiso Insurance for local residents on how to take action to lower the chances of developing heart disease in the month of February.
Stafford, CT (PRWEB) February 26, 2013
According to the American Heart Association, every 39 seconds, someone dies from heart and blood vessel diseases. These conditions are also America’s number one killers. Knowing these statistics, the agents at Paradiso Insurance want to stress the importance of spreading awareness and educating the community on heart health during American Heart Month.
No matter a person’s age, it is always beneficial to improve the well being of the heart. Working with a healthcare provider to set goals and reduce risks of heart attacks, strokes, or diabetes is a good place to start. Here are some tips provided by Paradiso Insurance for local residents on how to take action to lower the chances of developing heart disease in the month of February:
- Do not smoke and avoid second-hand smoke if possible.
- Limit alcohol use.
- Eat a healthy diet that is low in saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, and salt.
- Incorporate moderate intensity physical activity each week into the family schedule.
- Maintain a healthy weight based on height and age.
- Visit the doctor for regular check-ups.
- Take medicines exactly as prescribed.
- Control blood sugar if suffering from diabetes and monitor high blood pressure.
- Manage stress by avoiding negative situations.
When starting the journey to fight for a healthy heart, one must remember the process takes time. It is important to not get discouraged. Having a support system in place and not feeling pressure to achieve goals quickly in an unhealthy manner is key. To find motivation, have family and friends join in on getting healthy and spreading heart health awareness. This way, everyone wins, together. At Paradiso Insurance, the dedicated team of agents feels that preventing heart disease is one of the smartest things a community can do to protect their health. So there is no better time than now to start living a healthy lifestyle to keep the heart in good shape!
About Paradiso Insurance:
Paradiso Insurance has more than 11 years of experience providing insurance solutions and financial services to residents and businesses in the Connecticut area. Our agency carries all lines of insurance — notably home, auto, investments, life and Connecticut commercial insurance. Whether you're looking to purchase insurance for the first time or simply want to re-evaluate your coverage, Paradiso Insurance will be there for you.