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American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. The most common type being coronary heart disease. There is a lot that can be done to protect your heart and stay healthy. Coronary and other types of heart disease cause heart attacks, but by taking preventive measures, you can lower your risk of developing heart disease. This also leads to improvement in your overall health and well-being.

What does Heart-healthy living involve?

  • Understand your risks

  • Get blood pressure and cholesterol checked

  • Choose heart-healthy foods

  • Aim for a healthy weight

  • Manage stress

  • Get regular physical activity

  • Quit smoking

  • Get enough good-quality sleep

This American Heart Month join us to inspire and motivate yourself and those you love to make heart health a regular part of your self-care routine. When we support each other, we are more likely to stick with our goals and improve our heart health.

Visit the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's website if you want to find more information about heart disease, the importance of social support for reaching heart health goals, or educational materials to use in your community, social media resources, and more.