Five Ways to Reclaim Your Physical and Mental Rhythm
February is American Heart Month, time to Reclaim Your Rhythm and take back control of your physical health and mental well-being.
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 too many.
5 Ways to Reclaim Your Rhythm
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 depression.
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.
Keep the Beat!
Learn Hands-Only CPR When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby. o 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 chest.
To learn more, visit Heart.org/Pittsburgh
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