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5 Tips For A Healthy Heart!

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Aim for 30 mins of moderate-intensity aerobic activity on most days of the week. If you have a family history of heart disease, schedule a screening test for high blood pressure at your earliest convenience. Quit smoking. To enjoy optimal heart health, surround yourself with optimistic people and pursue goals that create passion and purpose in your life!

A strong heart is a result of healthy lifestyle choices. Making small changes in your habits can make a real difference in your heart health in no time. Here are 5 things you can do to maintain optimal heart health.

5 Tips For A Better Heart Health

1. Get Your Exercise

Regular, moderate exercise helps maintain the health of blood vessels; strengthens the heart muscle; and can help reduce cardiac risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, and stress.

Aim for 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity on most days of the week.

2. Schedule A Test

If you have a family history of heart disease, schedule a screening test for high blood pressure this week. It is fast, simple, and important for optimal heart health.

3. Do Not Smoke

Not only is smoking a major risk factor for heart disease, it has negative health consequences for your entire body, from your taste buds to your energy levels to your skin.

Seek support and guidance when quitting. If you quit now, you will reduce your risk of heart attack by one-third within just two years.

4. Surround Yourself With Positive People

Create a list of people in your life who make you feel more alive, happy, and optimistic, then make an effort to spend more time with them now and in the future.

Studies indicate that people who are upbeat and stay connected socially enjoy better health.

5. Get A Purpose

Start out with our spiritual assessment. What are you passionate about? What do you believe in? Make sure you are pursuing goals that create passion and purpose in your life!

Studies also indicate there is power in prayer and meditation. And it is good for your heart.

Jill Carnahan, MD

Dr. Jill is Your Functional Medicine Expert! She uses functional medicine help you find answers to the cause of your illness and the nutritional and biochemical imbalances that may be making you feel ill. Functional medicine is personalized medicine that deals with root cause of disease instead of just treating symptoms. Dr Jill will search for underlying triggers that are contributing to your illness through cutting edge lab testing and tailor the intervention to your specific needs as an individual. She may use diet, supplements, lifestyle changes or medication to treat your illness but will seek the most gentle way to help your body restore balance along with the least invasive treatment possible. She seeks to promote wellness and create hope, health and healing by working with you!

Jill Carnahan, MD

Dr. Jill is Your Functional Medicine Expert! She uses functional medicine help you find answers to the cause of your illness and the nutritional and biochemical imbalances that may be making you feel ill. Functional medicine is personalized medicine that deals with root cause of disease instead of just treating symptoms. Dr Jill will search for underlying triggers that are contributing to your illness through cutting edge lab testing and tailor the intervention to your specific needs as an individual. She may use diet, supplements, lifestyle changes or medication to treat your illness but will seek the most gentle way to help your body restore balance along with the least invasive treatment possible. She seeks to promote wellness and create hope, health and healing by working with you!