- Clean out your fridge. Trade foods high in saturated fats, salt and trans fats for nutrient-rich foods from all food groups (and be sure to include foods like salmon that are naturally high in Omega – 3s, which reduce hardening of your arteries).
- Toss the cigarettes. Smokers are two- to three times more likely to die from coronary heart disease than nonsmokers.
- We all know that regular physical activity is important and can help you maintain a healthy weight. . It can also help reduce stress, which is great for your heart and blood pressure.
- Know your numbers. Keep track of your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels with yearly physicals.
It's an easy, non-invasive procedure that determines the presence of coronary calcium in your heart. It's useful for early detection of heart disease. Once you know your risk for heart disease or future cardiac issues, you can take action to prevent it.More > You should consider a Heart Screening if you're 35 or older, and have at least one of the following risk factors: history of smoking or tobacco use, family history of heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or obesity. For more information about Heart Screenings at WellStar, visit wellstar.org/heart or call 770-956-STAR.More >