This month's resource is provided by The Camp Transformation Center & Arroyo Vista Family Health Center.
February is American Heart Month, a time when all people—especially women—are encouraged to focus on their cardiovascular health. According to the National Institutes of Health, heart-healthy living involves understanding your risks, making healthy choices, and taking steps to reduce your chances of getting heart disease, including coronary heart disease, the most common type. By taking preventive measures, you can lower your risk of developing heart disease that could lead to a heart attack.
Though this month is American Heart Month, maintaining good heart health daily is crucial for overall wellbeing. Here are some essential tips for keeping your heart healthy:
Healthy Diet: Consume a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Limit your intake of saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, and sodium.
Regular Exercise: Engage in regular physical activity. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity per week, along with muscle-strengthening activities two or more days a week.
Maintain a Healthy Weight: Aim for a healthy body weight, and manage your weight through diet and exercise.
Avoid Smoking: If you smoke, seek help to quit. Smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease.
Manage Stress: Chronic stress can contribute to heart disease. Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as exercise, relaxation techniques, or hobbies.
Get Quality Sleep: Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night. Poor sleep can contribute to heart problems.
Regular Check-ups: Visit your doctor for regular check-ups and screenings. Monitoring your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and other heart disease risk factors is vital for early detection and management.
Limit Alcohol: If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation. Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to heart issues.
Remember, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional before making significant changes to your diet or exercise routine, especially if you have existing health conditions.
See below for special February offers from great local businesses.
For the month of February, The Camp Transformation Center—Alhambra is offering a 28 Day Program for $77.
You will receive:
Group classes w/ our trainers
Build healthy eating habits with our detox-inspired nutrition plan
A supportive team to guide you & check in weekly
The first step is to book an appointment with us.
This Heart Month, Arroyo Vista Family Health Center (Arroyo Vista) celebrates its 43rd anniversary of providing comprehensive healthcare services and collaborates with the American Heart Association to increase heart health awareness.
The American Heart Association will provide Free Hands-Only CPR demonstrations, blood pressure monitoring, and information on how to make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease on February 13 and 27 from 11 am to 1 pm at Arroyo Vista’s El Sereno health center located at 4837 Huntington Drive North, Los Angeles, CA., 90032. For more information, contact Irene Holguin, Director of Patient and Community Relations, at 323-987-2007.