Beat It: Fight Heart Disease

Amanda FloecknerHealthy Living

Heart Disease: The Importance of Being Aware

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease causes one out of every three deaths in the United States. About half, 47% of Americans have at least one of the three risk factors for cardiovascular disease, which include: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. Your risk of getting cardiovascular or heart disease can be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising a couple times a week, quitting smoking, and going to the screenings offered by Island Hospital.

Addressing Heart Disease

Island Hospital understands the importance of maintaining a healthy heart and has created a campaign called Beat ITBeat IT’s purpose is to help people take preventative measures regarding heart disease. Beat IT is a simple, easy to follow, four-step formula that can help you live a healthier life:

The Beat IT Formula

Balanced diet

    Exercise regularly

    Attend screenings

    Take action

IT!

Can You Beat IT?     

Island Hospital promotes Beat IT by using the hashtag #BeatIT. Want to know how you can promote Beat IT?  Help by spreading the word! Let us know if you are participating in the Beat IT campaign by using the #BeatIT hashtag. You can use it on Facebook to inform your friends and family about the preventative measures they can take. Be proactive and attend our screenings:

– Blood pressure screening: Every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Health Resource Center
– Cholesterol screening: January 23, 2018 and April 10, 2018 from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Health Resource Center

After attending the screenings, post about your experience and use the hashtag, #BeatIT!

Look for Beat IT around the Anacortes community.

Questions?

Want to learn more on how you can help spread the word or get more information? Contact the Community Education department at Island Hospital; you can connect by phone: (360) 299-1309 or email: kjenison@islandhospital.org. Remember, Let’s Beat IT!