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 heartbeats during an average lifetime!
It delivers oxygen and the nutrients 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, cardiomyopathy, 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 these tips to keep your heart young and healthy. We have a private consultation room to discuss your medications and how to make the right lifestyle choices to keep your heart in top shape! Come and see us today.