Tips from CDC for Getting a Jump on a Healthy Spring
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have delayed or avoided medical care, including routine, urgent, and emergency care. If it’s something you’ve neglected, it’s time to jump back in—consider putting “get a checkup” on top of your to-do list, especially if you’re at risk for heart disease. Regular checkups provide the opportunity to prevent, screen for, and manage chronic conditions, and to get routine vaccinations.
Nearly one million people in the United States have died from COVID-19. People who have heart conditions are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19, and cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death in the country. Deaths from cardiovascular disease
have increased during the pandemic.
In addition to seeing your healthcare provider, explore ways to improve and maintain heart health, today and every day. Consider eating a healthy diet, being active, getting enough sleep, avoiding tobacco and excessive drinking, and learning to cope with stress in a healthy way. Simple activities like deep breathing, physical activity, and safely connecting with family, friends, and neighbors can also improve your general well-being and outlook on life. And as always, CDC encourages everyone to stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations