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February is Heart Month

February is Heart Month

February is National Heart Month to help raise awareness about heart disease and how to prevent it. Heart Disease is the #1 killer of all Americans. Heart Disease kills more people than Cancer and diabetes, but did you know that you can help prevent heart disease?

What is Coronary Heart Disease?

A disease where plaque builds up (and hardens over time) in the coronary arteries and reduces the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart which can eventually cause a heart attack.

Heart Disease Visual

Risk Factors:

  1. High Blood Cholesterol
  2. High Level of Triglycerides
  3. High Blood Pressure
  4. Diabetes/Prediabetes
  5. Obesity
  6. Smoking
  7. Lack of Physical Activity
  8. Stress
  9. Unhealthy Diet
  10. Age
  11. Gender
  12. Family History

Ways to Lower your Chances of Heart Disease:

  1. Exercise more
  2. Stay at a healthy weight
  3. Watch your salt intake
  4. Quite smoking

How else can you help your heart?

Take a CPR class and learn how you can save a life! Also, locate the nearest AED at your workplace or when the next time you are at the mall, airport, your child’s school, etc…!

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