World Heart Day: Taking steps towards a better you

World Heart Day: Taking steps towards a better you

Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death* in the United States? Fortunately, there are ways to manage and even prevent this disease. On September 29, World Health Day, Qardio challenges you to take one step towards bettering your health and lifestyle to reduce your risk of heart disease.

Be Active


Having a consistent exercise routine helps strengthen your heart. Just 30 minutes of physical activity a day can greatly improve your overall health. Whether it’s taking an aerobic class with friends or walking your dogs, exercise that increases your heart and breathing rate will force your heart to work more, improving your blood flow.

What can you do today? Catch up with friends and family while getting your steps in by taking a walk around your neighborhood or at a local park.

Reduce Stress


The stress of work, family, and just everyday life can contribute to high blood pressure. Whatever the cause, it is important to manage your stress healthily. Activities, such as meditating, listening to music, reading a book, or deep breathing, are great ways to help manage and reduce stress.

What can you do today? Even if it’s just five minutes, set aside time to practice taking deep breaths so when stress arises, you are more than prepared.

Be Conscious of Your Diet


It is important to follow a diet filled with nutrients that will lower cholesterol levels and prevent artery blockages. These heart-healthy nutrients include omega 3, antioxidants, and magnesium. Incorporating foods such as fish, legumes, vegetables, and whole grains and avoiding excess sugar will greatly reduce your risk of heart disease.

What can you do today? Everything is okay in moderation, but it is important to understand the impact these nutrients can have on your health. Evaluate your diet and incorporate one heart-healthy nutrient into your diet every day. 

Monitor Your Blood Pressure


Lifestyle changes can help reduce your overall blood pressure, but the most important thing you can do is monitor your blood pressure daily. The QardioArm portable blood pressure monitor makes understanding and monitoring your blood pressure simple. Used in conjunction with the Qardio App, results are sent to users’ phones and can be shared with care providers as an all-in-one platform to track health summary reports, receive reminders, and monitor blood pressure.

QardioArm is also compatible with the newly launched subscription version of the app, Qardio+, to offer a more in-depth experience such as medication tracking, detailed month-over-month analysis, environmental factor insight, and more.

What can you do today? Look into the subscriptions Qardio has to offer, such as Qardio+, and find the solution that best fits your health needs. 

Small steps can lead to major lifestyle changes and we couldn’t think of a better time to start than on World Heart Day! What steps are you taking today?

In celebration of World Heart Day, Qardio is offering 20% off in selected products* with the code: HEART20. To learn more about Qardio’s products, please visit: https://www.qardio.com/

Sources:

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

Mayo Clinic

Healthline

Last updated: September 26, 2022