New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) was a proud sponsor of the annual Boston Heart Walk on September 7, 2013.
A fundraising effort at the hospital along with the NEBH walking team of over 50 members, led by Dr. Frederic Basilico, Chair of the Department of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology, raised over $11,000 to support the American Heart Association.
NEBH, as the official Hospital of the Boston Celtics, was happy to bring Rajon Rondo and team mascot Lucky to the event to sign basketballs for walkers and supporters.
In honor of the Heart Walk, below are 5 heart healthy tips from Dr. Basilico.
- Exercise regularly. Perform light exercise such as walking for at least 30 minutes 5 days a week. Alternatively, perform moderate exercise such as running or bicycling for at least 30 minutes 3 days a week.
- Maintain a diet that is low in saturated fats and cholesterol. Focus on increased intake of fruits and vegetables. Protein sources include poultry without skin, fish or legumes. Consider a Mediterranean diet or DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet.
- Know your blood pressure. Discuss evaluation, management and treatment of elevated blood pressure with your physician.
- Know your blood lipid profile. Discuss evaluation, management and treatment of abnormal lipid profile with your physician.
- Seek medical attention if you have onset of any potential cardiac symptoms including palpitations, chest pain or unusual shortness of breath.
New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) is the premier regional provider for orthopedic surgery and the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders. NEBH has received national recognition, consistently ranked as one of America’s top hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report. NEBH has also been nationally recognized for high patient satisfaction and leadership in quality and clinical outcomes. The hospital has ranked in the 95th percentile and received the prestigious national Press Ganey Summit Award for high patient satisfaction for the past five years. NEBH is a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine and conducts teaching programs in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard School of Medicine.