Five ways to reclaim your physical and mental rhythm
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The American Heart Association
and its Go Red for Women movement
are helping women create
healthy habits that work best for
their life, to give them the best chance
at life because losing even one mom,
sister, friend, or neighbor to cardiovascular
disease is one too many.
With everything that’s happened in
the last two years, even those people
who normally focus on their health
have lost their rhythm.
CVD is still the greatest health
threat, but COVID – and all the complexity
of life because of it - remains
top of mind. People are experiencing
lower physical and emotional wellness.
And, heart disease deaths rose
significantly last year.
Now’s the time to Reclaim Your
Rhythm and take back control of your
physical health and mental well-being.
Here are five ways to reclaim your
Mellow out and reduce stress
Stress leads to unhealthy habits
like overeating, physical inactivity,
smoking and risk factors for heart disease
and stroke like high blood pressure,
and depression or anxiety.
Move to the music
Physical activity is linked to lower
risk of diseases, stronger bones and
muscles, improved mental health and
cognitive function and lower risk of
Feed your soul, rock Your recipes
Eat meals together as a family for
a chance to connect and decompress.
Regular meals at home with family
reduce stress, boost self-esteem and
make the whole family feel connected.
Stay on beat with blood pressure
High blood pressure is a leading
cause and controllable risk factor for
heart disease and stroke and can contribute
to worse outcomes for people
who contract COVID-19.
Learn Hands-Only CPR
When a person has a cardiac arrest,
survival depends on immediately receiving
CPR from someone nearby.
Help your community reclaim their
rhythm by learning the 2 simple steps
of Hands-Only CPR: Call 911, then
press hard and fast in the center of the
To learn more, visit www.heart.org
— Courtesy of American Heart
Association Photo via Getty Images