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All About Heart Health: Streu’s Pharmacy Celebrates American Heart Month

All About Heart Health: Streu’s Pharmacy Celebrates American Heart Month

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Every February, the American Heart Association leads a major effort to raise awareness of the importance of heart health by celebrating American Heart Month, including National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 4. National Wear Red Day is targeted toward educating people that more women die from heart disease each year than all forms of cancer combined. 

Fortunately, there are many lifestyle factors that are within our control when it comes to minimizing our risk of heart disease and protecting our own heart health. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers the following “7 Key Strategies to Live a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle:”

  1. Learn your health history to make sure you understand your unique risk factors. 
  2. Focus your food intake on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and low-fat dairy products. 
  3. Make sure you keep moving- aim for 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity aerobic activity. 
  4. If you smoke, there’s no time like the present to quit. 
  5. If you take medicine to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes, make sure you follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and take all medications as prescribed. 
  6. Choose water over sugary drinks and, if you drink alcohol, only enjoy it in moderation. 
  7. Keep an eye on your health by monitoring your blood pressure and cholesterol. 

Streu’s Pharmacy is your local, trusted partner in protecting your heart health. The blood pressure monitoring machine in our retail store is available on a walk-in basis and open to the public during regular store hours. Our staff is more than happy to help first-time users to ensure accurate readings. In addition, for a one-time cost of $5, you’ll receive a card you can use to track all of your blood pressure screening readings over time. The information is stored in a mobile app that can be accessed by you – and shared with your health providers – anytime.

Throughout the month of February, we’re offering special discounts in our retail store on the following items to help support your heart health: 

  • 25% off all Streu’s Brand Cholesterol & Blood Pressure support products 
  • 20% off all fish oil products 
  • $3 off all Garden of Life Beet gummies, beauty & detox powders 

Our dedicated team of pharmacists, nurses and customer support specialists are always here to help and support you in managing medications, choosing the products and utilizing our monitoring services. Stop in anytime or give us a call at (920) 437-0206. We hope to hear from you soon!