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January HealthLinks: Heart Health

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couple runningIs High Blood Pressure a Big Deal?

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 (if needed), 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.

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Walking: The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Heart

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. Check with your doctor first if you have heart problems or you haven’t exercised recently, and start slow if you need to—every little bit helps! Stuck inside? Try a treadmill with a cool walking video app. Keep reading for more tips on how to start your walking routine.

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Don’t Forget Your Heart

Your heart is amazing—it sends blood, oxygen, and nutrients to every part of your body. Many health concerns get pushed aside during the pandemic, but your heart can’t be one of them. Get your blood pressure and cholesterol checked regularly, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, eat a heart-healthy diet, and take any medicine your doctor has given you. Read on for our complete guild to heart health.

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What Does a Heart Attack Look Like?

Heart attacks can look and feel different for each person. Symptoms might include pain, sweating, shortness of breath, nausea, and feeling lightheaded. Some people describe the feeling as “strange,” “squeezing,” or “heaviness.” If you think you or someone else might be having a heart attack, call 911. Even if you think it might just be heartburn or a pulled muscle, make the call. Heart attacks are scary, but many are preventable.

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  • High blood pressure is silent—you can’t see or feel it. The good news is that you can definitely treat it!
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  • Walking is the best thing you can do for your heart—and yourself. Whether on the sidewalk or on a treadmill, put one foot in front of the other today. [Create a shortened URL to Heart Health: Walking for a Healthy Heart on your website. DOCHWID=zp3482]
  • Your heart is amazing, but it needs your help to work properly. Don’t neglect it, even during the pandemic.
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  • Always call 911 if you think you or someone else is having a heart attack—even if you’re not sure. Learn the symptoms.
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