Heart Healthy: Know your numbers!
Every year, the American Heart Association recognizes February as Heart Healthy Month. Focusing on goals such as watching your diet, increasing your physical activity, or finally attempting to break that smoking habit are all great ways of keeping your heart healthy. Understanding and managing your blood pressure is also a great way to avoid deadly complications such as heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. Monitoring your blood pressure is important, and knowing what those two numbers mean help you adjust your lifestyle to keep your heart beating just right.
Using an at-home blood pressure monitor helps determine your “true” blood pressure which assists your doctor in determining the right blood pressure management for you. This month, the Valparaiso Fagen Pharmacy is celebrating Heart Healthy Month by offering free blood pressure screenings to help you further understand your machine and know your numbers!
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