The National Institutes of Health’s American Heart Month raises awareness about heart health and urges you to take action to prevent heart disease.
You can live a heart-healthy lifestyle when you:
Learn more about American Heart Month
Hennepin Health members will find many articles in the Healthwise Knowledgebase online health resource to learn about your heart and how to keep it healthy. Here are examples of articles you can find.
It’s normal for your blood pressure to go up and down throughout the day. But if it stays high, you may be at greater risk of a stroke or heart attack. Most people can’t feel high blood pressure (called hypertension), so it’s important to check it regularly. The good news is that there are many ways to treat high blood pressure. Losing weight, eating less sodium, exercising regularly and limiting alcohol may be enough to get your blood pressure under control. If not, you might also need to take pills. Learn more about high blood pressure and how to treat it at www.healthwise.net/hennepin.
When you walk regularly, your heart becomes stronger, your blood moves through your body better, and your lungs can take in more oxygen. Exercise can also help you lose weight, lower your blood pressure and feel happier. Start slow if you need to – a little is better than none. Check with your doctor first if you have heart problems or you haven’t exercised recently. Read more about the benefits of walking at www.healthwise.net/hennepin.
DHS approved 2/9/2021, HC-1144-MC