February is National Heart Month

How healthy is your heart? Are you cardiovascular well?

Annual checkups with your physician are recommended to obtain important health information about your weight, cholesterol and blood sugar. Each of these contribute to heart disease, and an annual screening can help you learn if these numbers are within normal limits.

If you are overweight, or have high cholesterol or blood sugar, what can you do? Meet with a dietitian and learn the right diet to lose weight, or lower cholesterol and improve blood sugar. Don’t forget to exercise regularly, too for a healthier heart. Exygon has two dietitians on staff in the Beaumont location.

If you are concerned about your nutrition and diet, please call Carolyn Bell, RDN, CSSD or Courtney Wilson, MS, RDN at 409-263-2575.