Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Tuscany Falls Ballroom
Your heart works hard for you nonstop for your whole life. So show it some TLC. Making small changes in your habits can make a real difference to your ticker. It’s like finding the fountain of youth, People who follow these steps not only live longer, but they also spend a lot more time healthy, without cardiovascular disease -- Even if you improve just one or two improvements, you can make yourself less likely to get heart disease.
Here are two tips to start you out!
1. Aim for lucky number seven.
The next time you're tempted to stay up later than you should, remember how comfy that pillow will feel and how good a full night's sleep is for your heart.in one study, young and middle-age adults who slept 7 hours a night had less calcium in their arteries (an early sign of heart disease) than those who slept 5 hours or less or those who slept 9 hours or more.
2. Keep the pressure off.
That cuff squeezing your arm at every doctor's visit is important. It measures the amount of pressure flowing through your arteries with every heartbeat. If your blood pressure gets too high, the extra force can damage artery walls and create scar tissue. That makes it harder for blood and oxygen to get to and from your heart. The heart has to pump harder and gets worn out faster. If it can't get enough oxygen, parts can start to die. Get your blood pressure checked every 3-5 years if you’re 18-39. If you’re 40 or older, or if you have high blood pressure, check it every year. Cut back on salt, limit alcohol to no more than one to two drinks a day, favor healthy eating habits (think fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein) manage your stress, and work out. These changes are often enough to bring your blood pressure back down into the normal range. If not, your doctor might recommend you also take medication.
February is “Heart Month” – Kare Bears presents welcomes Dr. Rajeev Gargas, our speaker from Abrazo. Dr Garg attended S.N Medical College, India for Doctor of Medicine: Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Lahey Clinic in Boston: Board Certified in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at Banner Estrella Medical Center, Vice Chair of Cardiology at West Valley Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine in Mid-Western Medical School, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona, Phoenix.
You do not want to miss this opportunity to have a one on one with a Heart doctor – and learn some new updated tips with Heart patients!
Join us Wednesday, Feb. 27, Tuscany Ballroom, 11 a.m. - noon.
Attendance and Refreshments are FREE!!
There will be lots of giveaways from Abrazo – and one special drawing from Kare Bears!
Source: Linda Jo Orinski, Program Director for Kare Bears