Things to do today to improve heart health

Have your well-intended New Year’s resolutions fallen to the wayside? If so, here’s another chance to get motivated. February is American Heart Month and a great time to adopt lifestyle changes to improve heart health.

“Think of the good choices you can make today,” said Dr. John Foreyt, professor of medicine-atherosclerosis and vascular medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. “A good place to start is by understanding where you are currently in terms of health.”

Foreyt suggests talking with your doctor to establish your goals when it comes to losing weight, or lowering your cholesterol or blood pressure.

Check out the following small changes to improve your health:

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Additional Resources

Learn more about heart month and heart health.

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