Tasty Topics for Heart Health
How many times in your life have you stopped, looked at the life choices you were making and thought, “I need to do better.” Maybe you thought you should change your diet, exercise more, stop smoking, or be more careful about blood pressure or cholesterol. You had the best intentions, but never quite carried through with your plan. Maybe you weren’t even sure how to get started with a plan.
Creating a plan and sticking to it isn’t as hard as you might think. What if you had a guide…
- To guarantee you a longer life?
- To prevent heart disease?
- To feel stronger and healthier now and later?
- To provide a better quality of life as you invest in your relationships and life goals?
On behalf of the American Heart Association, I’d like to invite you to start a new life resolution. No matter what day it is, it’s never too late for all of us to make better choices for health. Even if you start with only one small change today and another next week or next month –it all counts.
Maybe you’re tired of trying to sort out all of the health advice you get. Do this today. Don’t eat that tomorrow. The choices are plenty and the confusion can cause anyone to want to give up.
This is why the American Heart Association created Life’s Simple Seven.
Thanks to the science and research volunteers of the American Heart Association, we have created a simple way for you to know where you stand on the road to good health through seven steps needed to live healthy.
- Stop smoking
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Engage in physical activity
- Eat a healthy diet
- Manage your blood pressure
- Take charge of your cholesterol; and
- Keep your blood sugar, or glucose, at healthy levels
To find out where you stand with Life’s Simple Seven, just take our assessment. In a few minutes, you will know how you’re doing with each one; you will also get your own personal heart score and life plan.
Remember, you can stop heart disease before it even starts. Start small and keep it simple. Make one change today and then you’re ready to make another. Before you know it you’ve stopped making poor choices, and started making life choices!
So join me and make a new life resolution: Let’s all take Life’s Simple Seven to heart.
Visit mylifecheck.heart.org for more information