February is American Heart Month, a time when we focus attention on heart health and celebrate the organ that keeps us all alive. How can you love your heart this month?
- Appreciate what your heart does for you. Over the course of today, your heart will beat approximately 115,200 times and pump 2,000 gallons of blood. It’s easy to take your heart for granted. Take a moment and consider the work your heart does for your body and be thankful for this wonderful gift.
- Pick up a heart-healthy habit. Since your heart is working so hard for you, it’s time to return the favor by taking good care of it. Start exercising at least three times a week and cut out sugary drinks from your diet. Other heart healthy habits include selecting leaner cuts of meat, limiting your intake of processed foods, and avoiding added sodium.
- Talk to us about Boston Heart Diagnostics. We offer this revolutionary heart diagnostic tool right in our clinic. This test begins with a simple blood draw, with the sample sent to Boston Heart Diagnostics. Boston Heart tests your blood and gives you a customized life plan to take action and reduce risk. For more information about Boston Heart Diagnostics, see this article (link to http://julianhealthcare.com/2017/10/30/boston-heart/)
- Don’t limit your heart-love to yourself. Encourage a friend to join you on your journey to heart health. Not only can you make a difference in their overall health and wellness, you will have someone to help you stay accountable along the way.
Julian Healthcare is here to help you toward a healthier heart. Schedule an appointment to discuss your heart concerns, get a Boston Heart Diagnostics test, or learn about heart-healthy habits.