10 Tips For a Healthier Heart: Part Two

As leaders in cardiac monitoring, ReactDx wants to ensure that your heart is working at its full potential. We have put together 10 Tips For a Healthier Heart in a two-part blog series.

In 10 Tips For a Healthier Heart: Part One, we discussed the importance of getting to know your current health status, targeting your triglycerides, including more nuts in your diet, relieving stress from your life and the benefits of working out with a friend. In part two, we finish our list of tips informing people on how to gain a healthier heart.

  • Volunteering: Volunteering reduces isolation and increases social connectivity, which is a stress reducer.
  • Quit Smoking: Smoking is a huge factor for heart disease, although stopping is not as simple as it seems. A good incentive to stop smoking is the fact that your health starts to improve minutes after smoking. After one year of non-smoking, your heart disease risk is cut in half, after 10 years, your heart disease risk is the same as someone who has never smoked.
  • Drink Alcohol: Women can have up to one glass of alcohol a day, and men can have up to two to help reduce risk of heart disease. However, alcohol has calories, and too much can cause high blood pressure, heart failure, and heart rhythm abnormalities.
  • Weight Training: Strength training can reduce your percentage of body fat, keep your weight down and increase muscle mass and endurance. Weight training twice a week improves aerobic capacity and increases HDL cholesterol levels.
  • Measure Waist Size: Men with a waist size over 40 and women with a waist size over 35 are at an increased risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Changing up your diet is a great way to help get your waistline smaller.

At ReactDx, we have been advancing diagnostic cardiology since 1981. ReactDx develops, manufactures, and provides service with the most reliable and sophisticated ambulatory heart-monitoring systems in the world. Our mission is not only to help physicians but to also ensure that patients are getting the utmost quality in health care and adding years to their lives. To learn more about other heart related information, cardiac monitoring, and what else ReactDx can offer, browse our blogs or contact us.

Jodi is a seasoned Human Resources professional who thrives on change and transformation. She fell in love with Human Resources when she attended Penn State University for graduate school in Public Administration with a curriculum that emphasized Human Resources. After earning her Master’s degree she began her career in the manufacturing industry in Talent Acquisition and was eventually assigned the overall HR Management responsibility of three divisions which included collective bargaining. Ultimately, she made her way to transitioning a new division of a Fortune 100 company under the corporate model as well as developing and executing Human Resources policies and procedures across a broad range of functional disciplines. At the next juncture of her career, she was tapped on the shoulder by former Executives that she previously worked with to join in on an exciting start-up. Today, Jodi is the Vice President of Talent Relations and Development for Medicomp Inc dba ReactDx and is responsible for managing the strategic Human Resources function which includes mergers and acquisitions for this rapidly expanding company.

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