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Posted on: February 1, 2019

February is Heart Health Month

February is American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The good news? It is also one of the most preventable.  Making heart-healthy choices, knowing your family health history and the risk factors for heart disease, having regular check-ups and working with your physician to manage your health are all integral aspects of saving lives from this often silent killer.

Februray is American Heart Health Month

Make a difference in your community by spreading the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encouraging those around you to have their hearts check and commit to heart-healthy lives.

How can YOU make a difference during Heart Health Month

  • Like The Heart Foundation on Facebook and follow them on Twitter then SHARE the postings with your friends
  • Read The Heart Foundation blog at: https://www.theheartfoundation.org/blog/
  • Visit the American Heart Association site at https://www.heart.org/
  • Educate yourself on what Heart Disease is.
  • Encourage families to make small changes, like using spices to season their food instead of salt.
  • Motivate teachers and administrators to make physical activity a part of the school day. This can help students start good habits early.
  • Ask doctors and nurses to be leaders in their communities by speaking out about ways to prevent heart disease.

Take small steps toward preventing heart disease & stroke, like eating better & exercising. Little changes add up! https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/healthy_living.htm

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