From wearing red to support women’s heart health to helpful advice for preventing heart disease, it’s hard to miss that February is American Heart Month. Outcome Health’s content and experience platform at the point of care is playing heart health related content all month long to raise awareness, too. Content includes information about lifestyle changes to prevent heart disease, patient testimonials after having a heart attack, HCP advice on when to get your cholesterol checked, and diet recommendations for healthy living.
Tips to Stay Healthy for American Heart Month
According to the CDC, anyone at any age is at risk for heart disease but there are steps to take to be in control of your health journey.
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States; if you do smoke, talk to your doctor about developing a plan to quit today.
High cholesterol is associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease and has also been linked to diabetes and high blood pressure. Work with your doctor to discuss condition management which could include taking any medicines you have been prescribed. Learn more blood pressure guidelines and talk to your doctor if you suspect you have hypertension.
Eat for your heart
Make heart-healthy diet choices like eating foods low in trans-fat, saturated fat, added sugar and sodium (like fruits and vegetables).
Regular physical activity has benefits for those at-risk for cardiovascular disease as well as for those who aren’t. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week.
At Outcome Health we contextualize content for the patient experience at the point of care. We understand that patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals find themselves navigating emotional, life-changing moments every day. That’s why our content has both emotional and rational appeal at those critical moments.
Read how our partner WomenHeart raises awareness for heart disease among women of color.
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