February Is Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health Month

Your heart will love these numbers!

You can help your heart by making healthy changes today. Healthy habits can also reduce your risk for other conditions — another good reason to take these tips to heart.

#1 in the nation

For the past 5 years, Kaiser Permanente has been #1 in the nation at helping members keep blood pressure under control. More than 1,600 Permanente physicians helped over 83% of our patients have their blood pressure under control.1 That’s compared to about 55% nationally.2

Keep tabs on your numbers. 

Get regular screenings with your doctor to keep tabs on your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar to manage your risk for heart disease and stroke.

Count your steps and take a stand. 

The more you move and stand, the lower your risk for heart problems. Get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week.

Show your heart some love and learn more:

Almost 80% of Heart Attacks are Preventable: Follow These Tips to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Women and Heart Disease: Knowledge and Prevention is Vital

Skipping heartbeat: nuisance or danger?

Life After a Heart Attack: How to Focus on Healthy Habits

 

1. September 2019 National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Quality Compass® data
2. https://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/index.htm