Your Heart Health
February may be Heart Month but taking care of your heart health is important all year long. Eating well, staying active, reducing stress, and scheduling regular screenings are keys to a happier, healthier you.
Whether you’re searching for tips to improve your heart health or are ready to make an appointment with a provider, we’re here for you. Your heart can’t wait to be healthy.
Be heart smart
Do you know your numbers? There are five important numbers that can determine your risk for heart disease:
- Blood Pressure
- Blood Sugar
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Total Cholesterol
- HDL (good) Cholesterol
Lowering these numbers can help reduce your heart disease risk. See your primary care provider every year for a physical to monitor your numbers and talk about your risks. If you don’t already have a provider, click here to find one near you.
It's never too soon – or too late – to take steps to prevent heart disease. These changes in your lifestyle will have a positive impact on your heart health:
- Quit smoking.
- Maintain a healthy diet.
- Exercise regularly.
- Manage your stress levels.
- Get enough sleep.
Don’t know where to start? Small steps can make a big difference. Learn more from these helpful blog articles:
Know the symptoms
Do you know the signs of a heart attack? The symptoms can be different in both women and men, as well as vary in length of time and intensity. Click here to learn more about the symptoms and what to do in the event of a heart attack.
Learn more about our heart care
Pardee UNC Health Care is a leader in heart disease prevention and treatment. As a PCI-designated hospital with a dedicated Chest Pain Center, Pardee can provide 24/7 care for acute heart attacks. To learn more about our heart program and the awards we have earned for our quality cardiac care, click here.