Your heart is a muscle that pumps blood around your body. It can beat up to 100,000 times a day – that’s up to 3 billion heart- beats during an average lifetime!
Your heart delivers oxygen and the nutri- ents needed for your body to work properly and be healthy. This is why it’s so important to look after your ticker!
There are many conditions of the heart that need to be monitored closely. These include anginas, arrhythmias, coronary heart disease, heart attack, cardiomyopa- thy, rheumatic heart disease and stroke. If you have any of these conditions, please be sure to have regular check-ups with your doctor and do what you can to look after your heart.
Here are a few tips to keep your heart in good shape:
• Be smoke-free
• Manage your blood cholesterol
• Manage your diabetes
• Be physically active
• Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
• Enjoy a variety of nutritious food in your diet
• Look after your mental health
Our professionals at Parkes Pharmacy can help you achieve all of the above. We have a private consultation room to check your blood pressure, discuss your medica- tion and advise on how to make the right lifestyle choices to keep your heart in top shape! Come and see us today