“Prudent Heart Living”
Prudent Heart Living, as defined by the American Heart Association, is a lifestyle, which minimizes the risk of heart disease.
So How Do I Live a Prudent Heart Lifestyle?
v Control your weight
§ Work to achieve your ideal weight
§ Avoid “fad” diets, etc.
v Exercise regularly
§ 20 minutes, 3 times a week is all you need
§ Any type of cardiovascular exercise will work
v Eat sensibly
§ Low fat, high fiber
v Avoid tobacco in any form
§ “Be smart, don’t start!”
v Reduce your cholesterol
§ Know your numbers!
§ Reduce the cholesterol and other fats in your diet
§ Eliminate tobacco from your lifestyle
v Control your blood pressure
§ Know your numbers
§ Stay on your medication until your doctor decides to stop it
§ Avoid salt
§ Exercise regularly