Simple changes can boost heart health
In February we turn our attention to hearts and the celebration of love with Valentine’s Day. It’s also a month dedicated to heart health awareness. To help promote a heart healthy lifestyle, we tapped the expertise of cardiologist Dr. Nasreen Ilias-Khan for her recommendations on lifestyle choices and making changes that can have a big improvement on your heart.
Dr. Ilias-Khan, a board-certified cardiologist with Northwest Cardiovascular Institute practicing at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, recently shared her thoughts on promoting heart health with The Outlook newspaper.
Dr. Ilias-Khan offers simple changes that can make a real difference to your heart and well-being. “My focus is on making three small changes that can have a big impact. They don’t disrupt your life. They are doable things to do this year,” said Dr. Nasreen Ilias-Khan. Her three changes are increase physical activity, eat the colors of the rainbow, and manage stress.
The Outlook heart health story with Dr. Ilias Khan provides guidelines for how much to exercise (not as much as you think) to prevent and reduce heart disease, making lifestyle change in small steps, describing the foods to eat based on their color and health qualities, and giving suggestions to manage and reduce stress.
Click here to read The Outlook story: Simple changes can boost heart health.