January is quickly approaching and you know what that means?! It’s time to make a New Year’s resolution! Since everyone is already so busy, it can be difficult to prioritize health. With heart disease being the leading cause of death in the United States, how about making 2011 the year you put YOUR heart first! This 2011, focus on improving your health with heart disease prevention! There are many ways to help prevent heart disease, such as:
Poor oral hygiene is a major cause of periodontal disease, which is when the tissues around your teeth become infected. This is usually associated with higher cardiovascular risk.
2) Yearly physical:
High cholesterol and high blood pressure can increase your risk for heart disease. People’s Center wants to make sure you are in good health and that your medications are up to date. We have a wonderful team of providers, as well as a diabetes team, to help you manage your health issues.
3) Mental health:
Depression, stress, anger can also increase your risk for heart disease. Our kind providers are here to help you through difficult times and to empower you to deal with the issues and problems in your life. Free immigration and social services are also available.
When weight gain is excessive, your BMI (body mass index) can get too high. A high BMI is a leading cause in increased heart disease. Our registered dietitian can help you decrease your weight and BMI. She can help you learn about easy exercises and health eating. You have the choice to do one-on-one counseling or a group class. She can also provide resources in the community for weight loss help such as a gyms, exercise programs, anonymous programs, and access to healthy foods at a free or very affordable price.
If you are ready like the rest of us, take one of these action steps!
- Schedule a dental appointment: 612-728-8888
- Schedule a yearly physical: 612-332-4973
- Schedule a behavioral health visit: 612-332-4973
- Schedule a diet and nutrition visit: 612-238-3520
We wish you good health for 2011 and many years to come!