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Live a longer, healthier life with a healthy heart

In today’s busy world, it can be challenging to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is easy to get off track with temptations like fast food and sugary drinks and it can be hard to find the energy to exercise when you have to juggle work, children and a social life.

At Novant Health, helping our communities stay healthy and informed is a mission we work hard toward every day. To support this mission, we provide education and a variety of programs and services to help make a healthier lifestyle easier to attain. Our healthy living programs are designed to help prevent and manage heart disease. From maintaining a good diet to staying active and exercising, we can help you take control of your health. Taking care of your heart and living a long and healthy life go hand-in-hand.

A healthy weight lowers your heart disease risk - Being overweight and having a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher can put you at increased risk for heart disease. A healthy weight varies from person-to-person, but having a normal BMI is helpful. The BMI calculation assists you in determining if you have a healthy or unhealthy percentage of body fat. Losing just 10 to 15 pounds can help lower your blood pressure and help prevent diabetes – both of which increase your risk of heart disease.