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A Heart Healthy Diet

Learn how to find Heart Healthy food and beverages in our stores.

Let Rite Aid help you keep your heart healthy and reduce your risk for heart disease. You can always talk to one of our trained pharmacists for information and advice on getting heart smart. Or visit our online partner for more healthy heart guidance.  We also carry a selection of heart health products in our Online Store.

Get Going.

Did you know that adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise every week. That's anything that makes you breathe as hard as you do when you walk briskly - for just 30 minutes a day for 5 days.1

Don't think you can fit it in your busy workday?1

  • Take the worst parking spot and walk the extra distance.
  • Skip the elevator. Use stairs instead.
  • Take a break. Get up and stretch your legs every half hour.
  • Before you eat your lunch, take a 20-30 minute walk. Even if it's just around the parking lot.
  • Instead of emailing, walk over to your co-worker's desk.
  • Catch up with friends with a walk after dinner.
  • If you have a treadmill, catch up on your favorite TV show while working out.

Eat Smart.

What and how much you eat can help lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Eating well, along with being active and maintaining a healthy weight, is your best defense against disease.2

Choose well.3

Skip the salt. When purchasing canned vegetables, select those labeled as reduced- or low-sodium, or no salt added. If using regular canned vegetables, drain and rinse them first to remove some sodium.

Start your meal right with a salad or a broth or tomatobased soup with lots of vegetables. You'll eat more veggies and fill up before you get to the higher fat and calorie courses.

Make healthy snack foods easy to find in your kitchen. For example, when you get home from work or school, put some fresh carrots, grapes or pretzels out on the counter instead of a bag of chips.

7 Simple Steps to Live Heart Healthy

Life’s Simple 7 action plan, from the American Heart Association, offers helpful advice for reducing your heart disease risk. In just a few minutes, you can find out how heart healthy you are and then learn which steps you should take to keep your heart pumping properly.

Learn the Simple 7 Steps 

Heart Health Products

Shop our selection of heart-friendly products.

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Feel better and live healthier with a few simple steps.

Supplement your diet

If you are not getting the recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals through diet alone, you may need to add a supplement. Talk to your Rite Aid pharmacist to see what you might be missing.

A multivitamin can help fill in the gaps in your diet and give your body the nutrients it needs.

Calcium helps to build and maintain strong bones and decrease the risk of osteoporosis.1

Fish Oil, a source of omega-3 fatty acid, may be effective in keeping healthy hearts free of heart disease, or lowering the risk of death for those with heart disease.2

Vitamin D can help keep your bones strong and your immune system healthy. Although you can get some vitamin D from the sun's rays, it is better to stay out of the sun and get your daily dose of vitamin D from foods like oily fish, fortified dairy products and cereals, and supplements.3

Balance your bacteria

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that may help promote a healthy digestive system. Ask your pharmacist if a probiotic is right for you.4

Weight Management and Fitness Products

At Rite Aid, we have the products you need to manage your weight, stay strong, and keep yourself on track—from protein shakes and fitness equipment to heart rate monitors.

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Rite Aid is here to help you make small steps to take better care of your heart.

Small changes really do add up. Start with making smart choices and breaking bad habits.

It's important to keep your heart happy and healthy so you can keep feeling your best. The better you take care of it, the more it will help you live well.

Sources

  1. 1.http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/PhysicalActivity/FitnessBasics/American-Heart-Association- Recommendations-for-Physical-Activity-in-Adults_UCM_307976_Article.jsp#.Vl9POI3ltD8; http://www.heart.org/ HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/PhysicalActivity/GettingActive/No-time-for-exercise-Try-our-Top-10-Tips-to-get-more_ UCM_442855_Article.jsp#.Vl9Plo3ltD8
  2. 2.http://www.everydaychoices.org/eat-right/
  3. 3.http://www.diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/lower-your-risk/healthy-eating.html?referrer=http://www.everydaychoices. org/eat-right/