In the United States the month of February is known as heart health month. This time is set aside to highlight the importance of heart health and the potential impact we can have on ourselves by what we do.
Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans and contributes to hundreds of thousands of deaths a year. It is important to focus on primary care prevention to promote heart health no matter what age. By making simple lifestyle changes and encouraging healthy behaviors it is possible to reduce your risk for heart disease.
- Eat healthy: choose nutrient dense foods to promote a healthy weight and body.
- Stay active: exercise conditions your heart and makes it stronger.
- Reduce stress: high amounts of stress can harm your heart, so stay calm and relax.
- Get checked: stay current with your physical, it is important to know your body.
Do your part and learn what you can do to make these changes in your life and to stay healthy.