February is National Heart Health month, and while many people give their attention to heart-shaped boxes filled with chocolate, Concentra, a subsidiary of Humana, is offering some easy ways to share your heart with loved ones while improving your heart health.
Five simple ways to live heart healthy:
- Incorporate moderate exercise into your daily schedule
- Reduce your amount of stress; try meditation, yoga, or exercise
- Quit smoking/using tobacco products
- Eat a high-fiber, low-fat diet
- Get regular cholesterol and blood pressure screenings
Family history can also play a factor in the risk of developing heart disease. In addition to personal health history, patients should be aware of any known congenital or hereditary disorders, major illnesses among family members, and chronic ailments. It’s important that every person know his or her family history to help identify familial risk factors and prevent the development of certain illnesses.
Studies show that improved patient health, including changes to lifestyle behaviors, could help prevent 90-95% of all heart disease. Concentra Urgent Care can help patients get started on the path to better health and reduced risk of heart disease, with an annual physical exam at any of its 330 national locations.
For more information about Heart Health, read this news release, and for a complete list of services and Concentra Urgent Care locations, visit www.Concentra.com.