Heart Health Month
February is Heart Health Month, which means it's all about learning how to keep your heart healthy and prevent heart disease.
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Treating yourself to a cheat day every once in a while may not seem like a big deal, however according to a recent study a single high-fat #meal could damage your #heart in the long run. #UTSW cardiologist Amit Khera, M.D., shares some tips on sticking to a heart healthy #diet. #utswheart
Healthy Eating: Is the Mediterranean Diet Your Path to a Healthy Heart? You’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about the Mediterranean diet and wondered whether it’s good for you or just another diet craze. It’s basically a healthy eating plan based on traditional Mediterranean-style cooking and recipes, which focus on plant-based foods and limited amounts of meat. Research shows that eating this way actually reduces the risk of heart disease.
Heart Smart: Hydration is Good for Your Heart. Dehydration happens when your body’s fluid output exceeds its intake, and it is more common during the warmer months. If left untreated, dehydration can become serious and even life-threatening. With proper self-care and awareness, you can avoid the risk of life-threatening dehydration and help your heart pump with less effort.
Heart Smart: How to Stay Heart Healthy While Pregnant. Pregnancy is a miraculous feat that transforms the body – and can have an effect on the way your heart works. To keep your heart healthy throughout your pregnancy, utilize these tips. One hint: The road to a healthy heart starts before you get pregnant, so be proactive in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.