Men’s Health Month: Living longer


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American man will live to the age of 76.  That’s compared to 81 for the average American woman.  Experts say that’s due in large part because men tend to put off seeing their doctors until there’s a problem.  In fact, statistics show women are 100% more likely than men to see their doctors for preventative treatment or annual exams.

Experts with the Cardiovascular Institute of the South have five recommendations for men to get and keep their health in check:

1) Get Moving–Exercise
2)Cut the Fat–Eat less red meat. Instead, eat more white proteins like fish and chicken, and avoid fried foods
3)Watch your Waistline-If you notice you’re having to add notches to your belt or get bigger pants, take note and make the necessary adjustments to your diet and exercise routine.
4)Manage Health Conditions-Get regular check ups if you’re healthy.  And if you have conditions like Diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, see your doctor regularly to keep them in check.
5)Quit smoking!!!

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Cardiovascular Institute of the South was founded in 1983 by Dr. Craig Walker, who first established the company as a one-physician practice in Houma, Louisiana. Driven by a desire to serve and heal people in his community, Dr. Walker envisioned CIS as a leader in the development of new techniques and technologies in the treatment of both coronary and peripheral artery diseases.

Today, CIS continues to grow and expand to multiple locations striving to make the most advanced cardiovascular care accessible to a wide spectrum of communities across Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. We believe that our unwavering dedication to the CIS mission of providing the highest quality cardiovascular care has truly been the cornerstone of this successful growth.

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