February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to managing your heart’s health. While heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, the good news is that heart disease is often preventable when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions.
Eighty percent of heart disease could be prevented with changes in lifestyle and education regarding causes and learning the prevention methods. With the proper knowledge and action, you could avoid being a heart disease statistic. It is never too late to make the changes necessary for a healthier heart!
Let’s explore suggestions to keep your heart healthy:
- Assess Your Risk. Use Mayo Clinic’s heart disease risk calculator and discuss with your doctor.
- Check Your Blood Pressure. Use these 3 steps to manage your blood pressure.
- Manage Your Cholesterol Healthy cholesterol starts with healthy eating. Check out these heart-healthy kitchen staples from the American Heart Association for cooking at home.
- Quit Cigarette Smokers are up to 6 times more likely to suffer heart attacks. Kick the habit – check out smokefree.gov for tools to help you quit!
- Exercise & Eat Being physically active and healthy eating are important for overall heart health.
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