Our Here’s to Good Health program presents 5 easy tips to maintain heart health.

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Move Your Body

At least 30 minutes of physical activity, 5 or more times a week: 2nd lining, dancing, and running are great cardio!

If you smoke, QUIT!

Avoid breathing second hand smoke. Call Megan at the NOMC (504-412-1366) for smoking cessation resources.

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Eat Healthy

Nuts, berries, fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat and healthy oils. Select slow foods instead of processed and fast foods. Replace salt with lemon juice, herbs & spices. Make sure you get 25 grams of fiber each day. Avoid sugars.

For more info on healthy diet and recipes, visit our Healthy Eating section.

Lose Weight: Every 5 Pounds Matters

Losing 5-10% of your current weight, even as little as 10-20 pounds, will make a major improvement in your insulin resistance and health benefits.

NOMC is here to help you. Call us at 504-412-1366

Practice Self-Care

Take your medications and check sugar levels each day (if you are diabetic). Schedule regular checkups at the NOMC to make sure your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol are on target.