Good Neighbor Pharmacy is promoting heart health education and awareness. Learn about some of the ways you can maximize your heart health.
Improve Your Heart Health with Life’s Simple 7
Heart disease is the number one killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. The American Heart Association has identified key actions you can take to improve your health and quality of life. Known as “Life’s Simple 7,” these small changes can help add years to your life. Click on the actions below for more information.
- Quit smoking.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Engage in regular physical activity.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Manage blood pressure.
- Take charge of cholesterol.
- Keep blood sugar, or glucose, at a healthy level.
Here are some ways you can take positive action towards investing in your heart health.
Take the life check assessment.
Go to MyLifeCheck.Heart.org for your personalized health assessment.
Create an action plan.
Choose one of the seven simple action plans that are available on the assessment. Print it out and start working on it. Remember, small steps make a big difference.
Tell someone about your commitment.
Think of seven people you care about who may smoke, have high blood pressure, diabetes, or a family history of heart disease and stroke. People with these risk factors are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, and may benefit from the Simple 7 Steps and the My Life Check Assessment. Send at least one health message to these seven people and encourage them to send the message on to seven other people they know.
Learn more about keeping your heart healthy by visiting the Good Neighbor Pharmacy blog for articles and tips.