Monthly Spotlight - Tips for Better Heart Health

  • Love Your Heart By Amanda MacMillan on October 08, 2017

     
    Your heart works hard for you nonstop for your whole life. So show it some TLC.

    Making small changes in your habits can make a real difference to your ticker.

    "It's like finding the fountain of youth," says Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. "People who follow these steps not only live longer, but they also spend a lot more time healthy, without cardiovascular disease."

    You don't have to work on all 10 steps at once. Even if you improve just one or two of these areas, you can make yourself less likely to get heart disease. Of course, the more tips on this list you follow, the better. So let’s get started. 

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Caregiving Assistance

  • Green heart If you are a caregiver in need of in-home assistance with a homebound elderly adult or disabled citizen, you can contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4339/4377.  If you are interested in training to be a self-employed caregiver, you may also contact this phone number.

Resources

  • Tobacco Cessation

    Sign up for free tobacco cessation classes at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Call 1-443-481-4000 or 1-800-MD-NURSE for more information and to register. These are seven week sessions and free smoking cessation medication is dispensed.

    Wellness Resources

    Know your Numbers

    Health Screening Recommendations

    Employee Discounts

    Local Fitness Centers - View Employee Discounts

    Anne Arundel Medical Center, is a partner in AACPS’ wellness initiative and offers AACPS employees the same discounts for their exercise classes that their own employees enjoy. View classes and events, then click on “Fitness” to register, or call askAAMC at (443) 481-5555 for more information. For your information, Anne Arundel Medical Center is located at 2001 Medical Parkway, off Jennifer Road (near the Annapolis Mall).

    Anne Arundel County's
    Learn to Live
     
    Focusing on Healthy Living


    The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Learn to Live program encourages County residents to reduce their risk of cancer and other serious illnesses by making healthy lifestyle choicesMaterials are available for all ages to help you and your family live a healthier life www.learntolivehealthy.org