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Healthy Living Strategies for Your Heart

Good heart health is about taking small, simple steps to effect lasting change in one’s health and wellness. If you would like to speak with a physician about your heart health, consider a visit to University Hospital and Medical Center.

Eat well.

Eating well doesn’t mean jumping on board with the latest fad diet. It’s about making smart choices to create nutritionally balanced meals in sensible portions. Cooking meals at home is a great activity for families to enjoy together. Keep your pantry stocked with commonly used ingredients to help you resist the temptation to grab take-out on your way home. Challenge your family to try one new, healthy recipe each week or to remake an old favorite. With a little practice, making nutritional meals will become second nature. Fill your plate with colorful vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, and snack on fruit during the day instead of heading for the vending machine.

Be active.

It isn’t necessary to start training for a marathon, buy fancy exercise equipment, or even join a gym. Just aim for some sort of physical activity on most days of the week. If you have a dog, go for a walk with your furry friend. Only have a few minutes? Do some jumping jacks. Got extra time in your lunch hour? Go up and down the stairs in your company’s building a few times. Finding ways to work in a little exercise throughout your day will keep your energy levels up and benefit your heart.

Live well.

Good health isn’t only about eating well and exercising. It’s also about your overall quality of life and mental wellness. Living well means giving yourself enough time to sleep, working actively to manage stress, practicing mindfulness, and connecting with others in meaningful ways. You might be surprised at the difference a little mindfulness can make in how well you feel.

With our comprehensive array of preventive and therapeutic medical services, University Hospital and Medical Center is your family’s partner in wellness. Here, you’ll find compassionate women’s care, cardiopulmonary care, and behavioral healthcare—all right here in Tamarac, FL. Call a registered nurse at (954) 722-9933.

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