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Newark Police Department CA
Wednesday February 21st, 2018 :: 02:07 p.m. PST

Newark Promotes American Heart Month, February 2018

Heart Disease…
Is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.

The Good News! Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices.

You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk:

• Watch your weight – Choosing healthful meal and snack options can help you avoid heart disease and its complications. Be sure to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and fewer processed foods. Eating foods low in saturated fats, trans fat, and cholesterol and high in fiber can help prevent high cholesterol. Limiting salt (sodium) in your diet also can lower your blood pressure. Limiting sugar in your diet can lower you blood sugar level to prevent or help control diabetes.

• Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke--Cigarette smoking greatly increases your risk for heart disease. If you don’t smoke, don’t start. If you do smoke, quitting will lower your risk for heart disease. Your doctor can suggest ways to help you quit.

• Control your cholesterol and blood pressure—Eating right will help control these.

• If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation--Avoid drinking too much alcohol, which can raise your blood pressure. Men should have no more than 2 drinks per day, and women only 1.

• Get active--Physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight and lower your blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar levels. For adults, the Surgeon General recommends 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise, like brisk walking or bicycling, every week. Children and adolescents should get 1 hour of physical activity every day.

For more information on this please visit:

Newark Police Department CA
37101 Newark Blvd
Newark, CA 94560

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-578-4237

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