Think February and Valentine’s Day comes to mind. But February is also American Heart Month, a time to adopt heart‐healthy habits.
Hypertension (high blood pressure) and high cholesterol can lead to heart disease, or even a heart attack. You can help reduce your risk for heart issues by:
- Exercising regularly
- Eating a balanced, low-fat diet
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Reducing stress
- Quitting smoking
For more information on hypertension and cholesterol, check out the following links for Aetna’s flyer in both English and Spanish, for advice on how to keep your heart in great shape.
Aetna also offers tips on how to maximize your workouts, including how to start and maintain an exercise routine. Regular exercise is one of the most important factors in keeping your heart healthy. You can discover an exercise program that works for you with Aetna’s flyer in English and Spanish.
Want to learn more? Check out these links that provide resources and programs to keep you healthy all year long:
- Aetna’s Wellness Library for tips on a variety of topics from back pain to weight management
- Your 2016 Health and Wellness Calendar, for monthly health and wellness observances and plans and suggestions for healthy living