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Join Copley in Going Red for Women, Heart Health Focus

January 27, 2014

Morrisville, VT… Heart disease is a leading cause of death, but this doesn’t mean you have to let it be. While some of us are born with risk factors we can’t change, such as family history, sex, and age, there are a number of actions we can take to ensure a healthy heart. The key is making healthier lifestyle choices. Throughout February, Copley will celebrate women’s heart health and heart health in general. Copley Cardiologist Adam Kunin, MD and OB/GYN Anne Stohrer, MD of The Women’s Center will share information that focuses on prevention and new heart health guidelines. These articles, as well as tips on making healthier lifestyle choices, heart health facts, and more can be found on Copley’s website www.copleyvt.org.

Why is it important to keep your heart healthy?

Your heart is the most important organ in your body. Its role is to pump oxygen-rich blood to every living cell in the body. In order to achieve its goal, it must continuously beat for a person’s entire lifespan. The following are a few tips to ensure your heart stays healthy:

  • If you smoke, quit. If you don’t smoke, don’t start.
  • Exercise every day.
  • Eat a heart healthy diet. Cardiologist Dr. Adam Kunin recommends the Mediterranean diet.
  • Get regular screenings; high blood pressure and high cholesterol can damage your heart. Monitor your blood pressure and cholesterol levels to see if you need to take action.

To promote heart health awareness, Copley’s staff will be wearing red every Friday throughout the month. Watch for pictures of staff wearing their red in support of heart health on Copley’s Facebook page.