Love Your Heart @ Home

 

We've gathered a few great tips, resources and activities from community partners to help you Love Your Heart @ Home. The resources are organized into four categories to help you find the right tools to match your needs.

   

   

   

 

KNOW YOUR NUMBERS AND WHAT THEY MEAN

 

The best way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked, as there are often no warning signs or symptoms to tell you something is wrong.   

Heart Attack vs. Cardiac Arrest

People often use these terms interchangeably, but they're not the same. A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked. Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating. Learn more about differences. 

High Blood Pressure and COVID-19

Learn more about High Blood Pressure and COVID-19:  English and Español.

Rates of Heart Disease by Ethnicity

The latest data from December 2022 shows that overall heart disease is the second leading cause of death for residents in San Diego County.  However, heart disease is the leading cause of death for White, Black, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native ethnicities.

In addition to the below, American Heart Association is a great resource for heart health information, visit: heart.org/HBP.

   

MATERIALS

  

VIDEOS

Get Heart Healthy with Dr. Jennifer Tuteur, Deputy Public Health Officer for the County of San Diego.

Watch Dr. Jennifer Tuteur in the 2021 Get Heart Healthy webinar with the San Diego Regional Chamber.

  

American Heart Association Education Session: Empowered to Know Your Numbers

 

American Heart Association: How to Monitor Your Blood Pressure at Home

  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: High Blood Pressure Basics

INFOGRAPHICS

Click the image to learn what your blood pressure numbers mean. 

  

How to get your blood pressure checked accurately, at home or with a doctor.

   

 

GET ACTIVE AND REDUCE STRESS

 

   

GET ACTIVE

REDUCE STRESS

   

VIDEOS

   

County Parks: Choose Your Own Adventure - San Dieguito County Park and King Snake Creature Feature

 

American Heart Association: Move More Together at Home Playlist

   

INFOGRAPHICS

Do the ACE Fitness Winter Workout Circuit, click the image for more.

    

Click the image for English and Spanish versions of Fight Stress with Healthy Habits.

   

 

EAT HEALTHY AND REDUCE SODIUM

  

   

MATERIALS

   

VIDEOS

INFOGRAPHICS

Did you know? These six popular foods can add high levels of sodium to your diet.

   

7 Salty Sodium Myths Busted

   

   

   

 

QUIT SMOKING AND REDUCE ALCOHOL

  

   

MATERIALS

SMOKING

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Smoking and Heart Disease and Stroke

California Department of Public Health - Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking and Alexa Skills "Stop Smoking Coach" and "Stop Vaping Coach"

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Quit Smoking and How smoking harms nearly every organ in the body, including your heart.

Tobacco Free CA - Tobacco is the #1 Preventable Cause of Death

American Heart Association - Smoking, High Blood Pressure and Your Health

 

ALCOHOL

NPR Life Kit - Americans Are Drinking More During The Pandemic. Here's How To Cut Back

American College of Cardiology - Moderate alcohol consumption linked with high blood pressure

INFOGRAPHICS

Life's Simple 7: How to Quit Tobacco