Take it to Heart

You only have one, so give your heart the care it needs.

The heart beats 2.5 billion times over an average lifetime. ¹ To ensure you get that many, it’s important to prioritize your heart health. Healthy eating, regular physical activity and living tobacco-free are three important ways to prevent heart disease.

Regular checkups with your provider to monitor your body measurements, cholesterol and blood pressure also keep you informed on your heart’s health.  Schedule an appointment with the Park Well Care Center (PWCC) to get the support you need to keep your heart healthy.

The PWCC won’t skip a beat.

It makes our heart happy to see you healthy. We truly care, which is why we want to get to know you. Schedule an appointment and we’ll help you understand your numbers – from blood pressure to cholesterol – and what they mean for your heart.

You can schedule a virtual visit and connect with a trusted PWCC provider via phone or video during PWCC’s regular hours, Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. It couldn’t be easier. Call 502-452-0777 to schedule a visit or use the MyPremiseHealth app to get the care you need from the comfort of home.

Click here to review PWCC’s services and fees. Note: To conduct a local, virtual visit, you must be in Kentucky or Indiana.

Healthy Eating

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables and fewer processed foods that are high in added sugar and unhealthy fats.
  • Control portion size to control your weight. Extra weight can lead to obesity and put added stress on your heart and arteries, which could put you at a higher risk for heart disease. You don’t have to give up all your favorite foods, just enjoy them in moderation.
  • Limit sodium intake that could result in high blood pressure. Check labels and choose those with lower sodium. Also, try to add little to no salt to dishes you’re preparing at home.
  • Avoid saturated and trans fats that could increase your cholesterol and lead to unhealthy weight gain. Instead, opt for healthy fats like fish, olive oil, avocados, and nuts.
  • Look for whole grains that are high in fiber and nutrients that help to regulate blood pressure.
  • Choose lean, skinless poultry and fish over red meat that is higher in saturated fat. Beans, lentils, and peas are great alternatives that are lower in fat but still high in protein. 

The Y @ Work registered dietitians can guide your heart healthy diet. Schedule a session to get started.

Physical Activity

Just like any other muscle in the body, your heart needs daily physical activity to stay strong and healthy. Take care of your heart and get your blood pumping today. GEA is making it easier for you to stay active. Click here to see all the virtual Y @ Work exercises you can join!

Reference: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/heart/heartfacts.html#:~:text=Your%20heart%20beats%20about%20100%2C000,blood%20out%20to%20the%20body.

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