Foxy 99 knows self-care for your heart is also self-care for your whole body.

We improve and protect our overall health with these few steps.

Make doctor’s appointments–many providers now offer telehealth appointments so we can stop putting off scheduling them and attend appointments between busy schedules.

Make time for physical activity. Get a daily dose of physical activity, such as a brisk, 30-minute walk. Go for a bike ride, take an online exercise class, or have a family dance party. Or even manage stress through meditation, yoga, a warm bath, or quiet time with a good book or a funny movie.

Plus, don’t forget the importance of cooking delicious, heart-healthy recipes. Choose some from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s delicious heart-healthy eating website and cook meals that are low in sodium and unhealthy fats. Have snacks like fruits and veggies ready to grab when hunger hits.

After a well-rounded day, making sure to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night can help in the long run. Click HERE to visit Scotland Memorial’s website to learn more tips about self-care.