February is American Heart Month
Did you know about 2,200 Americans die each day from cardiovascular diseases? That’s about one every 40 seconds.
Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined.
American Heart Month is an excellent time to teach your family and friends that cardiovascular disease can often be prevented by making healthy choices and properly managing their existing health conditions.
Sharing this information is important because about 80% of cardiovascular disease can be prevented by taking control and following everyday healthy living steps that include:
- not smoking
- physical activity
- good nutrition
- maintaining healthy weight
- controlling blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels
This American Heart Month, love your heart and yourself. Take steps to get your heart health in check and inspire a woman in your life to do the same. #HeartMonth