Monday, February 6, 2017

American Heart Month

Heart disease is still a leading cause of death for both men and women in the US. February is dedicated to American Heart Month as a way to increase the prevention, detection, and treatment of heart disease.

A few ways to help protect yourself from heart disease:
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • Maintain an optimal blood pressure and healthy weight
  • Refrain from tobacco use
It's important to know your risk factors for heart disease and know the signs and symptoms for heart attack and stroke

The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease discusses myths and truths specifically for women.

Want more info? Check out American Heart Association's website.