It’s easy to be HeartWise
Nothing is more important than your heart. Since more than 80% of heart disease can be prevented, it’s never too early or too late to be HeartWise! Here are some easy ways to maximize your heart health, every day.
Three Ways to Take Care of Your Heart
1) Take the Know Your Numbers Challenge! Of course, it’s a great idea to have a relationship with a primary care doctor for your overall health. But you don’t have to wait for your annual wellness visit to stay on top of your risk factors. We’ve partnered with the American Heart Association’s Go Red, Get Fit Challenge to offer free 30-minute health assessments at all of our Y Healthy Living Center locations and JCA Wellness Connexion to help you get to know your numbers. This includes blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol levels and more.
2) Put yourself first. If you are a woman, chances are you take care of everyone before you take care of yourself. That’s why we created 4her Wellness Resources for Women, complimentary services including gatherings featuring the latest on women’s health and wellness topics, wellness coaching for today’s busy woman, and navigation assistance to help you find the physicians and services you need. Call 202.4her (4437) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
3) Eat wisely. Choosing more foods from a Mediterranean-based diet can help prevent, and sometimes reverse, heart trouble. Download these helpful tip sheets from Baptist Heart Specialist's cardiologist and Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Pamela Rama, MD.
For more heart healthy tips and challenges, visit the American Heart Association’s Go Red, Get Fit Jax website here.