Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, but there’s a lot YOU can do to prevent it. Taking time to care for your heart can be challenging as you go about daily life. But it’s easier than you think to show your heart the love it deserves each day. Small acts of self-care, like taking walks, getting quality sleep, and cooking healthy meals, help your heart. Research shows that self-care can help you keep your blood pressure in a healthy range and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. What does “self-care” mean? Researchers define self-care as what you do to stay healthy. It’s also what you do to care for any health problems you have, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or mental health disorders. It’s heart-healthy living. What parts of your self-care routine help your heart? Self-care for your heart is really self-care for your whole self. You can improve and protect your health overall when you:
✓ Get a daily dose of physical activity, such as a brisk, 30-minute walk.
✓ Cook meals that are low in sodium and unhealthy fats.
✓ Take your medications as prescribed and keep your medical appointments.
✓ Sleep 7-8 hours a night.
✓ Manage stress through, for example, meditation, yoga, a warm bath, or quiet time with a good book or funny movie.
✓ Try to reach or stay at a healthy weight by moving more and having snacks like fruits and veggies ready to grab when hunger hits.
COVID-19 Testing at Colesville
"When it comes to COVID-19, the numbers continue to paint a dire picture for Black Americans. Despite representing only 13% of the U.S. population, Black people account for almost 20% of deaths across the country. News 4’s Cory Smith reports on the ongoing effort in the Black community to increase testing." In an interview with Reverend Armstrong, the Pastor said "the ministry is about saving souls but it is also about saving lives."
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