American Heart Month “Self-Care” Routine Tips

Heart Awareness, self-care

Washington University Occupational Therapy works with our patients on self-management and self-care all-year-round. With February being American Heart Month we want to promote self-care heart-healthy tips for your daily routine. Below are some actions that you can include in your routine;

  • Get a daily dose of physical activity, such as a brisk, 30-minute walk.
  • Cook meals that are low in sodium and unhealthy fats.
  • Take your medications as prescribed and keep your medical appointments.
  • Sleep 7-8 hours a night.
  • Manage stress through yoga, mindfulness, and wellbeing, or quiet time with a book.
  • Try to reach or stay at a healthy weight by moving more and having snacks like fruits and veggies on hand when hunger kicks in.
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