Visit http://www.heart.org/nutrition for additional resources about healthy eating. In this video, Dr. Don Lloyd-Jones talks how to eat better, which is one 7 key factors related to better heart health. Tips include what kinds of foods to eat, and not to eat. Other cardiovascular health factors (that are part of American Heart Association’s “Life’s Simple 7”) include: losing weight, stopping smoking, getting active (exercise), controlling cholesterol, reducing blood sugar, and managing blood pressure. Visit http://www.Heart.org/MyLifeCheck for more information about all of the 7 health factors, and to take an assessment explore your health.
Dr. Don Lloyd-Jones, MD, SCM, FACC, focuses on Preventative Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and is a volunteer at the American Heart Association.