From your heart to theirs
It’s an amazing machine.
Your heart works around the clock to keep your body and mind running smoothly, pumping blood and oxygen to all of your organs. But to do its job well, it requires regular maintenance. Taking care of your heart allows you to enjoy your friends, family and daily activities. So take the time to maintain your heart health:
Know your numbers – blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, Body Mass Index.
Get routine checkups – annual physicals, with recommended screenings.
Eat healthfully – fruits, vegetables, lean meats, dairy, whole grains and water.
Exercise regularly – try to get 30 minutes a day—remember, it doesn’t have to be all at once; every little bit counts.
Maintain a healthy weight – a combination of healthy eating and exercise.
Manage stress – self-care, meditation, “me” time.
Quit smoking – smoking damages blood vessels, raising blood pressure.
A unique program for members
If you are struggling with high blood pressure, take advantage of one of our new programs. We are partnering with one of our institutions to help you get a handle on your condition. Eating well, exercising and managing stress can be a challenge when you’re juggling a busy home and work life. But managing your high blood pressure is essential to staying healthy.
At Mount Sinai Health System, your blood pressure readings are sent from an at-home device to a care team consisting of a pharmacist, a care coordinator, a nutritionist and a physician, who can manage and adjust your medication as needed and even provide one-on-one coaching.
If your primary care doctor is affiliated with Mount Sinai and you want to try this program, contact [email protected] for more information.