AlaskaCare Wellness News | February 2018

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February 2018 | #65


February is American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.

Know your risk, know your numbers

Talk to your healthcare provider today to learn about your Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and BMI (Body Mass Index).


The AlaskaCare Health Plan includes an annual preventive benefit. One annual routine screening can potentially be covered at 100%. Contact the Aetna’s AlaskaCare Concierge to find out more: (855) 784-8646 or review plan documents.


Are you eating a Heart-Healthy Diet?

Are the foods you love heart-healthy? A heart-healthy diet can protect your health—in some cases even reversing heart disease.

Try eating these good foods:

  • A "rainbow" of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • High-fiber and whole grains
  • Lean proteins (like chicken and fish)
  • Nuts, seeds and beans

Try to limit these foods:

  • High in fat or cholesterol (processed meat, fast food, butter)
  • High in Salt (potato soups, canned goods, prepared dinners)
  • Alcohol (no more than two drinks a day for men, and one a day for women)
Watch out for sneaky sodium by:
Reading labels
Limiting packaged and restaurant foods
Not adding salt to your food during cooking
Using low-sodium spices and sauces
 Green Chili Stew

Recipe of the Month:
Heart Healthy Green Chile Stew


Tricep Chair Dip Exercise

Exercise of the Month:
Triceps Chair Dip


Vitamin D supplements

Vitamin D:
Vitamin D deficiency, a risk factor for your heart?



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Not sure if that cold is worth the trip? Call the Aetna Nurse line, 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Call (800) 556-1555

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