Heart Health and How MedPhysicals Plus can support Alaskans

How is your heart? 

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans—one person dies every 33 seconds. This Heart Month, you have the power to prevent and protect yourself against heart disease. Here are some heart-healthy tips to help reduce the risk of heart disease:

Commit to a heart-healthy diet

If there is one thing you have control over, it is what you eat. As they say, you are what you eat. Ensure that you consume the right amount of food and maintain a balanced diet. As much as possible, try to limit your intake of foods high in saturated and trans fats, sugar, salt, and sodium.

Get enough sleep and rest

Get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to reduce the risk factors for heart disease, including high blood pressure and obesity. Having a complete rest can help calm your body and mind, allowing you to better manage your daily stress.

Stay active

Try to get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. The goal is to maintain your mobility and avoid a sedentary lifestyle.

Get regular health screening

Know your numbers to take control of your heart health. Annual physical exams can help in identifying and monitoring your risk factors for heart disease, empowering you to make necessary lifestyle changes.

Get tested with MedPhysicals Plus

Your cholesterol levels and other substances in your blood can tell you about your heart health, according to the Mayo Clinic. MedPhysicals Plus conducts health and wellness screening, which consists of a complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel, and lipid profile. These tests can be done without a doctor’s order through MedPhysicals Plus. 

The lipid profile can test for cholesterol, coronary issues, and heart disease. Atherosclerosis, which is related to fatty buildup around your heart, is not only preventable and treatable but also reversible. This test can help determine what is going on in your cardiovascular system.

Our wellness test panel covers a broader scope of organ and body system health including: heart, liver, thyroid, circulatory system, kidneys, glands, nerves, bones, and muscles. Call us or text us at (907) 561-7587 to schedule your health and wellness panel.

We are here to support your healthy lifestyle!