Monday, February 1, 2016

THUMP! THUMP! February is American Heart Month!

Do you have a good heart beat?

February is American Heart Month. Did you know that each minute of physical activity may contribute toward reduced risk of heart attack and death from heart-related problems? This is according to a study from the American Heart Association (AHA).

And...more than 67 million Americans have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is the leading cause of heart disease and stroke. If you have high blood pressure, here are some tips to control it:
·         Reduce sodium intake
·         Eat more fruits and vegetables
·         Exercise more often
·         Avoid alcohol
·         Quit smoking
·         Limit caffeine intake
·         Reduce stress
High blood pressure often shows no signs or symptoms, which is why having it checked on a regular basis is important. Consult with your healthcare team to keep your heart healthy! Visit http://www.cdc.gov/features/heartmonth/ for more information.