More than 700,000 Americans are killed by heart disease every year. But we can protect ourselves.
You can lower your risk for heart disease with five simple steps:
- Don’t smoke.
- Monitor cholesterol and blood pressure
- Exercise regularly
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Watch how much you drink
Scheduling an annual physical exam is one of the best ways to get a baseline and know your risk.
That’s because no matter how old you are or how you feel, an annual physical can help monitor and track your health over time. A doctor will check your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar during your visit. Any changes in your health are tracked from year to year, and any issues can be identified before they get worse.
Need assistance finding a primary care physician near you? Give Wellness Coach Kristin a call at 781-496-5715 or search online: https://www.bcbs.com/find-a-doctor