Living productive lives with hypertension, diabetes and other cardiovascular, heart diseases
She likes to bake cookies and pastries for grandson Coco and granddaughter Nina. Her heart matters to her loved ones.
Heart attacks and strokes are real threats to life that come without warnings? There’s a way for Martha to know her risks of experiencing these sudden events. We all wish to bring Martha very far from experiencing heart attack and stroke.
How? For Marta and for all adults. Know your numbers. What numbers?
With these numbers of Marta? Is she at risk of possibly experiencing heart attack or stroke in the next five or ten years?
All these risks can be modified and controlled by making the right choices in the food we eat, active lifestyle and our doctors’ care. Hearts can be stronger and our lives lived better and longer.
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Let’s Take Control. Let’s Achieve Goals. Best time to act is now.
Marta’s BP is 140/90. Mine is 130/80. Is that normal? Know more about this threat to heart & life called hypertension
Marta’s Fasting Blood Sugar is 140 mg/dl. She has type 2 diabetes. Mine is 110 mg/dl. Do I have diabetes? Know more
Marta’s LDL is level is 160 mg/dl. The doctor is aggressively bringing this down. Why is LDL bad?
Body Mass Index of Marta is 30 kg/m2. How should I compute mine and how is it related to the heart health? Know how
His daughters Jenny and Joana love to play basketball.
Look at Joey’s numbers.
His BMI is ideal. His blood sugar and cholesterols are normal. He was told to have hypertension. His doctor prescribed medicine to lower his blood pressure.
Together with his wife and daughters they prepare and eat the recommended diet to maintain a strong and healthy heart.
Cutting down on salt helps lower blood pressure and researches show that choosing diet low in sodium can make you live longer.
Let’s talk more about salt, heart health and living longer. See the food choices, recipes and meal plans of Joey’s family.
To choose wisely one important question is asked, “Who does the shopping and food preparation?” The main battleground in the fight against obesity, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease is the grocery or the market.
Joey and wife do the shopping and grocery together. Shopping guides are available for them and for you.
One weapon to fight against heart disease is being able to read food labels. When Joey and wife go to the grocery they are armed with the knowledge on food labels. How about you?
Download guide on looking at and interpreting food labels to choose wisely the food to buy.
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Peter loves his wife Lala so much and despite busy office jobs he spends quality time with her.
After checking the results of his laboratory examinations, the couple resolves to do something. Act now. Take control and achieve goals.
Peter’s nagging question was about alcohol. “I was told to drink moderately and that’s all. How can I follow that instruction?”
Moderate alcohol intake helps lower blood pressure and protects the liver from damage.
The couple loves to eat and enjoy food. They thought choosing healthy diet means eating bland or food that they cannot enjoy. They thought choosing healthy food simply means “Don’t eat this, don’t eat that. Only eat this, Only eat that.” This is not true.
Peter and Lala can still enjoy flavorful, delicious food. They just have to know some information on food choices, cooking and healthy eating patterns or habits.
People living around the Mediterranean Sea eat foods that make them live healthier and longer lives. Besides fruits and vegetables, they still eat red meat once a month. People in Okinawa, Japan are older and healthier because they eat lots of sweet potato. We can learn from best diets in the world proven to make people live longer.
Let’s Take Control. Let’s Achieve Goals. Best time to act is now!
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Listen to the stories of Martha, Joey and Peter