Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Middlesex County Office of Health Services is proudly participating in American Heart Month, and wore RED on Friday, February 3, 2017 to show support for National Wear Red Day.
It's never too early.. or too LATE to make heart-healthy measures in your life. From choosing lower-sodium foods to exercising regularly, there's lots of little things you can do to help make big changes towards being heart-healthy. They are:
- Lose weight/maintain healthy weight
- Eat better
- Get active
- Manage blood pressure
- Reduce blood sugar
- Stop smoking
- Control cholesterol
Making small changes can begin to reduce your risk of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, as well as diabetes. Stay on top of your health by keeping regular appointments with your healthcare provider, and learn the signs, symptoms, and risks associated with high blood pressure.
If you or your organization participated by wearing red, join in the social media conversations by adding the hashtag #GoRedWearRed and #MiddlesexCntyWearsRed.
Be sure to follow @MiddlesexCntyNJ on Twitter and Instagram for heart-healthy tips all month long, and to see how Middlesex County shows support for the fight against heart disease.
For more information about keeping a healthy heart and tips to avoid heart disease, visit one of our partners:
Middlesex County Office of Health Services
35 Kennedy Boulevard
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: (732) 745-3100
Fax: (732) 745-2568