February is Heart Health Month!

Cardiovascular diseases is the #1 killer among Americans and acting on prevention NOW is absolutely necessary in order to lower your risk factor.  Heart attack, stroke, high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, and arrhythmia are all diseases associated with heart health.  Many of these risk factors can be prevented or controlled. Watching your blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and sodium intake can all help you in achieving a healthier heart.

What can you do?

1.  Reducing heart disease risk can be achieved by eating healthier:

Stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables

Avoid added sugars, saturated and trans fats, and salt

Choose fat-free, low-fat, or reduced fat milk and cheeses

Pick meats that are lean and incorporate more fish in your diet

Eat whole grain, high fiber

Limit fats and oils

2.  See your doctor to manage:

High Blood Pressure

High Blood Sugar

High Cholesterol

Obesity

3.  Take Health matters into your own hands:

Consider quitting smoking

Exercise 30 minutes a day

Lose weight

GET SCREENED♥               STAY FIT♥ REDUCE YOUR RISK♥                MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES♥                PREVENT & CONTROL♥ AWARENESS♥

Take the Heart Health Assessment from the American Heart Association to see what your heart score is and to get started on a plan to improve your heart health today.

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