Heart Health Month - 29 Days Towards A Healthy Heart

Heart Health Month - 29 Days Towards A Healthy Heart

By Cynthia Thaik, M.D., FACC

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In a 2019 report, researchers found that 48% of Americans aged 20 and older suffer from cardiovascular disease. That’s 121 million Americans. This represents a significant increase over time. Cardiovascular disease is still the number one cause of death in the United States. What can be done to change that?

How to Lower Heart Disease Risk

You can protect your heart by following a plant-based diet with a meal plan that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Pursuing regular physical activity also helps. Keep an eye on your blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol numbers, and your specific optimal targets.

In honor of Heart Health Month, the Holistic Healing Heart Center created a month’s worth of health advice. Try one of these tips each day for a month. You can carry your favorites forward into your regular routine.

29 days towards a healthy heart calendar

About the author

Dr. Cynthia Thaik, M.D., FACC is a Harvard-trained cardiologist serving the greater Los Angeles community at her holistic health center in Burbank and Valencia, CA. Dr. Thaik is the author of Your Vibrant Heart: Restoring Health, Strength, and Spirit from the Body’s Core. To learn more about Dr. Thaik or the Holistic Healing Heart Center, or to schedule an appointment, please contact info@drcynthia.com or call (818) 842-1410.