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February Is American Heart Health Month

February Is American Heart Health Month

The month of February has been dedicated to raising awareness about heart health. There are many types of heart disease including heart attack, stroke and coronary
artery disease. According to the CDC, 1 out of every 5 deaths in the United States are due to heart disease. Individuals with preexisting health conditions of high blood pressure, diabetes and being overweight can be at higher risk for heart disease. Fortunately, there are steps you can take daily to prevent heart conditions. Here are a
few heart healthy tips to consider implementing for your own benefit. Before beginning any changes with your health, be sure to consult with your healthcare provider on what is best for your individual health.

• Make lots of walking a part of your everyday.
• Reduce your stress regularly. Be mindful of what stress you are feeling and take action to reduce or eliminate it.
• Take time to stretch each day.
• Check in with your healthcare provider as recommended. Ask about areas of your health that impact your heart, such as your blood pressure.
• Watch a comedy or enjoy a good laugh with friends and family.
• Look out for your salt and your fat intake.
• Focus on eating a healthy breakfast each day.
• Stop smoking completely.

For the source and more information on American Heart Month from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click here: https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/

Additional source: https://www.healthline.com/health/healthy-heart-tips

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