4 Minutes & 7 Steps to Heart Health from Dr. Sion Roy
Seven Simple Steps to Heart Health
Sion Roy, M.D., cardiologist and professor of medicine, UCLA Harbor Medical Center, Los Angeles County Medical Association and California Medical Association member shares on heart health.
Like many Californians, you want to get healthier in 2017. You found your sneakers and dusted off the treadmill and maybe even started a yoga class. Now you’ve got to find the time in your day — 30 minutes minimum for heart health — to get physically active. You’re off to a great start to help prevent heart disease, the number one killer of American men and women.
It may not be at the top of most to-do lists, but caring for your heart through a healthy diet and regular physical activity is the secret weapon to preventing heart disease. More than one in three adults has some form of cardiovascular disease. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), 80 percent of heart disease and stroke can be prevented. And, prevention can be as simple as making the healthy choice most of the time.
There are seven simple things you can do that will improve your cardiovascular health, which the AHA calls “Life’s Simple Seven.” These measures have three things in common: any person can make these changes, the steps are not expensive to take, and even modest improvements to your health can make a big difference. Start with one or two. This simple, seven-step list has been developed to deliver on the hope we all have — to live a long, productive healthy life.
Physicians, can you guess step #1? (Who said manage your blood pressure?)
Get all 7 steps via Medium from CMA in this 4 minute read! And thanks Dr. Roy for sharing!