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Do This - Not That: Heart Disease
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What should I do or not do to make sure my heart is healthy, especially during menopause?
As a woman, you are already at higher risk for heart disease. When you enter menopause, your risks increase
. So what can you do to help keep your heart healthy and reduce your risks
There are several steps you can take–both big and small–to help you have a healthy heart. You don’t have take heart disease lying down. In fact, getting up and moving is one of the things that’s good for your heart!
- Talk to your doctor.
- Have regular screenings: blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, BMI, etc.
- Know your family history.
- Exercise regularly.
- Include aerobic exercises.
- Get up and move throughout your day.
- Cut back on salt, sugar, and fat.
- Add veggies and fruits to your meals.
- Choose whole grains.
- Switch to low-fat dairy products.
- Eat more fish and chicken.
- Snack wisely.
- Decrease cholesterol.
- Consider hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
- Be happy–a positive attitude is good for your heart.
- Treat anxiety and depression.
- Manage stress.
- Use at least as many calories you take in.
- Watch portion sizes.
- Read labels.
This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.
- Don’t underestimate a healthy diet.
- Don’t ignore symptoms.
- Don’t assume you aren’t at risk.
- Don’t smoke.
- Don’t drink more than one alcoholic beverage per day.
- Don’t overindulge with meals, snacks, or beverages..
- Don’t forget omega-3's.
- Don’t eat an excessive amount of red meat.
- Don’t starve yourself–replace poor food choices with healthy ones.
- Don’t skip meals.
- Don’t fill up on empty calories.
- Don’t forget your fiber–with plenty of water.
- Don’t spend most of your day sitting.
- Don’t ignore snoring.
- Don’t skip your teeth–there’s a link between gum disease and heart disease.
01-25-2016 - 11:25 AM
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