Are you ready to improve your heart health? If you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or have (or are at risk for) heart disease, starting with some simple lifestyle changes can make a big impact.
Taking medications, eating healthy, being more active, and working toward a healthier weight can keep your heart beating strong.
Reasons to stay heart-healthy
- You’ll live longer. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women, yet heart disease can be prevented! Staying heart-healthy can translate into added years.
- You’ll feel better. Exercising, eating well, and reaching a healthy weight can help you avoid problems like fatigue and shortness of breath—signs that your heart isn’t working as well as it should.
- You’ll protect your brain. Taking care of your heart may lower your risk for dementia and other memory problems and lower your chance of having a stroke.
6 tips for a healthy heart
Drink less alcohol
Add less salt
Taking Care of Your Heart
Are you ready to improve your heart health by making a few lifestyle changes? If you have or are at risk for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or heart disease, join this workshop to see how eating in a heart-healthy way, physical activity, and taking medications can help make your heart healthier.
Not the Face of a Heart Attack
Linda Tapia lives a healthy, active life, so she was stunned to be diagnosed with spontaneous coronary artery dissection, a rare emergency heart condition with symptoms resembling a heart attack. Thanks to the excellent cardiac care she received at Kaiser Permanente, Linda is fully recovered and enjoying every moment with the people she loves.
The Secret to Women’s Heart Health
Heart disease affects an equal number of men and women, but some of the risk factors for heart attack and stroke are different for women. Dr. Abhimanyu Uberoi with Kaiser Permanente explains how heart health for women differs from men, and what women need to know about heart disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Total Health Assessment
Make good health a part of your daily habits with our healthy lifestyle programs. These personalized, online programs can help you create an action plan to reach your health goals. Based on your Total Health Assessment results, you’ll find advice, encouragement, and tools that can help you make healthier lifestyle choices.