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February is American Heart Month

January 31, 2017 | By | No Comments

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions.
It is easy to make healthy changes to your lifestyle to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk the National Health Information Center recommends:
  • Watch your weight.
  • Quite smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
  • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
  • Get active and eat healthy.
For more resources on heart health visit the American Heart Association.

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