Your heart health depends on how well you take care of your overall health. Small lifestyle changes, such as eating better and exercising more, can cut your risk of heart disease by 50 percent. At Heart, your pharmacist can provide “heart healthy” services such as products and counselling to help keep the beat going strong through the course of a lifetime. Below our Pharmacists have provided basic answers to popular questions regarding heart health.
Any amount of smoking, even light or occasional smoking, damages the heart and blood vessels. Moreover, secondhand smoke can damage the blood vessels of non-smokers. There are many smoking cessation products that can help you break the habit. After all, you should never feel pressured to be a social smoker.
Best Exercise if you have Heart Disease
Walking is the best choice. If you have Heart Disease walking can actually lower blood pressure, reduce body fat and improve blood sugar and cholesterol levels. You should always consult with your physician as to the type and frequency of exercise. However, walking is a great way to rev up your exercise regiment, get outside, enjoy nature, and stay healthy!
What should I do if you think you're having a Heart Attack?
Obviously, no one wants to have a Heart Attack. However, it is important to know what to do in case you, or someone around you begins to experience symptoms.
First, call 911 or ask someone else to.
If you are alone at home, try to unlock the front door.
Remain as calm as possible.