Did you know that a lot of the little healthy habits you practice, from quitting smoking and exercising regularly to eating a whole, unprocessed diet, go a long way to improving the health of your heart? With heart disease being the leading cause of death in both men and women in the US, it’s so important that everyone is leading a heart-healthy life. Here at NOVA Cardiovascular Care, we help our patients get on the right track to a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Every day we can choose to care for our cardiovascular system in a way that keeps us healthy and leading a long, healthy life; fortunately, there are simple things you can do, starting today, that can improve your cardiovascular system.
These habits include:
- Limiting or avoiding alcohol
- Quitting or avoiding smoking
- Eating a healthy balanced diet that is low in sodium, sugar, and processed foods
- Limiting caffeine intake
- Keeping blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check
- Finding ways to manage stress effectively (e.g. meditation; deep breathing)
- Getting regular exercise most days of the week
- Losing excess weight if you are overweight or obese
If you are living with chronic conditions such as hypertension or diabetes you may be more at risk for cardiovascular problems. It’s even more imperative that you have a cardiologist that you can turn to for care. While lifestyle changes and healthy habits can certainly go a long way to improving the health and function of your heart, if you are living with chronic health problems then you may require more advanced and specialized care from a cardiologist.
Here at NOVA Cardiovascular Care, we provide the latest and most state-of-the-art technologies and treatments here at our Woodbridge and Stafford, VA, offices to ensure that our patients get everything they need all in one place. Our board-certified cardiologists have been trained and certified in more advanced, specialty areas of cardiology to ensure that you get the care you deserve every time you come through our doors.
It’s important for everyone, especially people with a family history of heart disease, to come in once a year for a comprehensive checkup. To schedule an appointment with our Woodbridge and Stafford, VA, board-certified cardiologists, call us today.