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February is Heart Health Awareness Month

They say your eyes are the windows to your soul. To an eye doctor, your eyes are the windows to your health! During routine eye exams, we can see the ocular ramifications of poor cardiovascular health. It is a serious issue, but fortunately, there are many preventative measures you make take to keep your heart as healthy as possible.

  • Get more exercise: you don’t have to spend two hours a day in the gym to reap the benefits of improved cardiovascular health. Activities as simple as taking a walk for 30 minutes on most days of the week makes a difference. Perhaps get into the habit of going for a morning walk. Maybe incorporate an after-dinner walk into your daily routine. This can be a good stress reliever as well.

  • Make healthier food choices. This is obvious, but if you have trouble with this, instead of an all-or-nothing approach, try to incorporate small changes. Add a salad to dinner, have a smaller serving of ice cream, etc. Little changes add up.

  • Manage your stress: decreasing stress in your life will increase overall wellbeing including your cardiovascular health. Identify activities that relieve stress whether it be exercise, a hobby, or even just taking a moment to do nothing. Breathing exercises can be helpful. Decreasing stress helps you to maintain a positive attitude and leads to healthier choices.

February is also a great month to think about treating yourself to a little self-care! Insight now offers a radiofrequency treatment that tightens skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Recently, I’ve found treatments to be a great way to relax and decrease stress. It’s akin to getting a hot stone massage (but with some awesome cosmetic benefits). If you would like to learn more about how the treatment works and if you are a candidate, feel free to give us a call at 360-947-2688 or email us at


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