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P1052 ABC Transitions in Care

Top Sources of Sodium • Breads and rolls • Cold cuts and cured meats • Pizza • Poultry • Soups • Sandwiches • Cheese Live Smoke-free Smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease. • Decide to quit and set a quit date. Try again if you fail. Successful quitters often tried many times before they were able to quit. • Ask your doctor for information about aids to help you stop smoking, like a nicotine patch or inhaler and a counseling or support program. • E-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes) are not an acceptable alternative. • All forms of tobacco contain nicotine, which will damage the heart and blood vessels. Smoking causes additional damage to the lungs. Learn to Relax Constant anger and stress can damage your heart. • Try to be positive instead of negative in your outlook on life. • Take 15 to 20 minutes a day to sit quietly 9 and breathe deeply. • Take time for yourself each day. Read a book, listen to music, or enjoy a hobby. • Taking part in yoga, Pilates, tai chi, meditation, reiki, etc. can be worthwhile and done in addition to your prescribed therapy. Your return home from the hospital often signals a change has occurred in your health. It’s not unusual to feel some anxiety or depression with this change. You should feel free to contact your spiritual advisor or a mental health professional. • Pasta dishes • Meat dishes • Snacks Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention PLAY VIDEO Heart Healthy Lifestyle


P1052 ABC Transitions in Care
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