Sedano’s Supermarkets is partnering with Baptist Health
Come by select Sedano’s stores and pick up a Live Heart Healthy booklet, filled with recipes and shopping lists to inspire a heart-healthy lifestyle. Donate $5 to the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and get a branded mask that you can wear, ¡con amor!
For more info go to Sedanos.com !
Also in honor of heart health month, here are some important facts you should know about Heart Health, the #1 killer of both men and women in the United States!
Did you know that 1 in 3 people in the United States will die from Heart Disease?** It’s often called the ‘Silent Killer’ because people often don’t know they have Heart Disease until they’re experiencing a heart attack. Here are some facts about what causes Heart Disease, and simple lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk factors.
- The top factors that increase your risk for Heart Disease are:
- Physical Inactivity
- High Blood Pressure
- Cigarette Smoking
- High Cholesterol
- You’re in the majority. 90% of Americans eat too much sodium, which increases your risk for high blood pressure – a major contributor to Heart Disease!
- Simple lifestyle changes can help reduce your risk of Heart Disease. Getting some kind of physical activity on most days is one way to improve your heart health.
* Know your numbers! Be sure to have your doctor check your Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels, Weight and BMI.
* Women may experience different symptoms of Heart Disease or heart attack than men - or no symptoms at all! Pay attention if you experience chest pain or discomfort, pain in the neck, jaw or throat, or pain in the upper abdomen or back.
- Quitting smoking can greatly reduce your risk of heart disease in a short time, as damage to the heart and blood vessels is repaired quickly. You can get help quitting by calling the National Quit Line, 1-800-Quit-Now.
- Anyone, even children can get heart disease. It’s caused by a buildup of plaque in your arteries, reducing blood flow to the heart. Talk to your doctor about taking measures to prevent heart disease.
- Exposure to secondhand smoke can increase the risk for heart disease in non-smokers, and is especially dangerous for people who already have heart disease. Avoid even brief exposure.
- Florida is one of several states with the highest number of people with Heart Disease. Learn about the government’s Million Hearts program, a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks within 5 years, by encouraging simple lifestyle changes.