American Heart Month: Nurturing Heart Health Beyond February


Jason Sellers, MD

As February comes to a close, let’s continue spreading the word about American Heart Month and promoting heart health awareness throughout the year! If you’ve been lax on preventive health or ignoring the warning signs, reach out to your Radish doctor today to discuss how we can get you back on track and keep your heart healthy!

While February, American Heart Month, is drawing to a close, our commitment to heart health doesn’t end with the calendar month. Let’s shift our focus from the ticking clock and redirect it towards sustainable habits that promote a healthy heart. If preventive health has been on the back burner or warning signs have been overlooked, now is the perfect time to proactively engage with your Radish doctor. Together, let’s explore practical steps to keep your heart in optimal shape and ensure a lasting commitment to cardiovascular well-being.

Understanding the Importance of Blood Pressure

Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is crucial for heart health. Nearly half of the US population has high blood pressure, and many of them do not even know it because there are no symptoms. If you haven’t had your blood pressure checked recently, reach out to your Radish doctor! Controlling your blood pressure can be done through diet, exercise, and medication if necessary, and it’s one of the most important things you can do to keep your heart healthy.

Limiting Saturated Fat Intake for Cardiovascular Wellness

Dietary choices play a pivotal role in heart health. We encourage you to be mindful of your saturated fat intake, a key contributor to cardiovascular issues and higher levels of LDL, the bad cholesterol. Chat with your Radish Care Team to learn about healthier food options, make informed choices, and work towards a balanced diet that supports your heart’s vitality.

Engaging in Regular Physical Activity for a Strong Heart

Physical activity is one of the cornerstones of heart health, and it’s important to incorporate this into your daily routine. Being active at work is not enough – the CDC recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per week. Schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss how to stay active and build a sustainable fitness plan that keeps your heart in peak condition.

Practical Steps for Holistic Heart Health

Small, consistent changes can make a significant impact on your cardiovascular well-being. Whether it’s through nutritional guidance, exercise recommendations, or stress management strategies, we’re here to equip you with actionable insights. Together, we can explore personalized strategies, discuss risk factors, and devise a plan that aligns with your lifestyle, ensuring your heart remains a priority.

If you’ve been postponing your commitment to preventive health, now is the time to take the reins. Chat directly with your Radish doctor and initiate a conversation about your heart health. By making informed choices, prioritizing your well-being, and focusing on aspects like blood pressure, saturated fat intake, and physical activity, you’re investing in a future filled with vitality and resilience. Let’s work together to keep your heart healthy, not just in February, but throughout the year and beyond!

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