Dear Friends of New Heart
The pandemic has dramatically changed all our lives. It is doubly difficult for those of you recovering from surgery or a heart attack but there is much you can do to stay safe. What we do know is that what you were doing to maintain your health is very important in building immunity. We know that your immunity is boosted with regular exercise, good heart healthy nutrition and getting enough sleep.
Our wonderful staff at New Heart has produced a series of videos that will help you stay in shape. You can watch them by clicking on the button below.
On these lovely days, try to walk 5,000 steps a day using social distancing of more than six feet.
Although the CDC is not recommending face masks (I think they will and the Gov. did today), I am. There is good reason to do this. You do not want to take the n95 masks from health care workers, but the surgical masks or homemade masks offer some protection. Of course, personal hygiene with frequent hand washing are important. If you do go out and I urge you not to, wear a mask.
Keep safe, Stay home
Barry W. Ramo, MD, FACC
Director, New Heart Fitness and Health
Cardiologist, New Mexico Heart Institute, Lovelace Medical Group
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico
Consulting Professor of Medicine, Duke University
Medical Editor, KOAT TV (abc)
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