Know Your Risks and Protect Your Heart

Join us on February 3rd in wearing red and bringing attention to heart disease.

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans? And that the number one cause of death among women is cardiovascular disease?

Most people consider cardiovascular conditions to be primarily an issue among older men, but more than 500,000 American women each year die from a cardiovascular condition.

The American Heart Association’s (AHA) initiative, ‘Go Red For Women’ is a platform designed to bring attention to women’s heart health.

We all need to know our risks and protect our hearts.

Risks for developing heart disease include:

  • High blood pressure
  • High LDL (bad cholesterol)
  • Diabetes
  • Excess weight
  • Poor dietary habits
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Smoking
  • Genetics

What you can do protect your heart:

  • Adopt a Mediterranean or DASH diet approach
  • Aim for at least 150 minutes per week of moderate/intense physical activity
  • Don't smoke or use tobacco
  • Manage stress
  • Sleep 7-8 hours a night on a consistent schedule
  • Get regular health screening

For tips on how to improve your heart health, Click the links below:

GO RED - DASH Eating Plan

GO RED - MyHeartHealth Tracker

GO RED - Eat More Color

GO RED - Move More

To schedule an appointment with our outpatient dietitian call 954-542-0277. A doctor’s referral is needed

Courtney Mohamed, RD/LDN