One of the great mysteries of maintaining our health and well-being is how to find balance. There are so many food groups that are critical to your body’s function that, when misused, ultimately become hazards. For example, our bodies need healthy fats to help us create energy and grow healthy cells, but most Americans consume too much of the bad fats that can ultimately be extremely dangerous for our health. The same is true of salt. Salt is an essential mineral that helps keep our organs operating properly, but too much salt can lead to high blood pressure and can eventually contribute to heart disease.
As a cardiology patient, you have a good idea of what you want from your cardiologist. You’re looking for a compassionate and informed physician who can help you make the best choices for your heart health. But you probably haven’t thought much about what your cardiologist hopes to get from you. While doctors go above and beyond for all their patients, there are a few things that cardiologists, in particular, would love for their patients to know.
As things begin to heat up in Florida, you may find yourself reaching for a cold beverage more frequently in the coming months. Staying hydrated is key, but it’s important to remember that not all drinks meet the heart health standard by which you’re trying to live your life.
So you’ve committed to make better choices and live a more heart-healthy life. We’re proud of you! Each choice that you make today has the power to bring you closer to that healthy ideal that you’re hoping for. But one place in which we see patients misstep most often is during the long, busy days you spend in the office. It’s easy to control the environment in your home, but what do you do when you’re surrounded by people whose priorities are different than yours?
December is that month of the year when our bellies and our calendars get more and more full. The holidays can sometimes feel like an out of control train hurtling toward the end of the calendar year. Of course, there are ways to avoid this panicked, year-end ride, but that’s for another day. Today we’ll focus on three New Year’s resolutions that will help you start 2019 off on a heart-healthy foot.
No matter how old you are, making significant lifestyle changes can be difficult and overwhelming. In some cases you’ve had the same diet and exercise habits for decades and turning over a new leaf doesn’t happen in a day.
‘Tis the season for holiday parties galore. From now until the end of the year you’ll be dodging seasonal gatherings left and right. But as you work hard to build a healthy lifestyle remember that the upcoming holidays don’t have to usher in a whole season of unhealthy eating.
It is widely known that regular exercise is part of the equation for heart health. As you begin any kind of exercise your heart rate quickens causing the heart muscles to pump more blood throughout your body. When you exercise regularly your heart becomes stronger and more efficient.
These days the big box stores start putting Halloween decorations out right after the Fourth of July, and the fall season seems to creep in earlier and earlier. On one hand, fall in Florida is a nice change from our super hot summers, but if you're not careful it can be a season of overindulgence.
We’ve talked about how diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes can improve your heart health, but there are also certain supplements that provide similar benefits. First we want to remind you that whenever you’re considering adding a supplement to your daily habits you should do so under the supervision of your cardiologist.
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1879 Nightingale Lane|
Tavares, FL 32778
LRMC Medical Plaza|
705 Doctors Court
Leesburg, FL 34748
The physicians and team at Cardiovascular Associates of Lake County are committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care to all of our patients using cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art practices.