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Part 4:

Keeping Your Heart HealthySlide2

What is heart disease?

Heart disease includes several problems:

Heart attack StrokeSlide3

What is heart disease?

Heart disease includes several problems:

Heart valve problemsSlide4

What is heart disease?

Heart disease includes several problems:

Heart failureArrhythmia or irregular heart rhythms

Peripheral arterial diseaseSlide5

There are two kinds of risk factors:

Factors you cannot control

AgeGender

Family history

What are the risk factors for heart disease?Slide6

Factors you can control

Blood pressure

Cholesterol

Prediabetes and diabetes

Smoking

Overweight

Lack of physical activity

Unhealthy weight

What are the risk factors for heart disease?Slide7

Blood pressure readings

Blood Pressure

Category

Systolic

mm Hg (upper #)

 

Diastolic

mm Hg (lower #)

Normal

less than

120

and

less than

80

Prehypertension

120

139or80 – 89High Blood Pressure(Hypertension) Stage 1140 – 159or90 – 99High Blood Pressure(Hypertension) Stage 2160 or higheror100 or higherHypertensive Crisis(Emergency care needed)Higher than 180orHigher than 110

This chart reflects blood pressure categories defined by the American Heart Association.

* Your doctor should evaluate unusually low blood pressure readings.Slide8

How can I control my blood pressure?

Two main ways to lower blood pressure:

Adopting healthy lifestyle habitsTaking medication, if needed

Some lifestyle changes you can make:

Achieve a healthy weight

Eat a heart-healthy diet, like the DASH diet

Quit smoking

Use less salt

Reduce stress

Exercise regularly

Limit how much alcohol you drinkSlide9

Heart-healthy eating

A heart-healthy diet is rich in:

Fruits and vegetables (canned, fresh, or frozen)Whole grains

Low-fat dairy

products

Poultry, fish, and nuts

While limiting red meat and sugary foods and beveragesSlide10

What’s the big deal about sodium?

How does sodium affect my heart health?

Sodium is a mineral that is essential for life. Too much sodium can cause your body to retain water, which can put an extra burden on your heart and blood vessels.

The American Heart Association recommends limiting sodium intake to

1500 mg

per day. Most Americans eat more than twice that amount. Slide11

Don’t forget fluids

Water is an important nutrient too!

Drink fluids consistently throughout the day (on a schedule) to maintain adequate nutrition. Slide12

3 ways to eat healthy as you age

Eat a variety of nutritious foods from all the food groups, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, poultry, fish, and nuts.

Eat less of the nutrient-poor foods. Compare nutrition facts labels to help you avoid foods that are too high in sodium, added sugars, and saturated and trans fats.

Eat enough calories to maintain a healthy body weight for you. Slide13

Facilitators name and contact information

Name

Phone numberEmail addressJoin us for these classes to stay healthy!Name, date, time, locationName, date, time, location

Name, date, time, location

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