It’s February, and love is in the air with Valentine’s Day flowers, candy, and hearts everywhere. It’s a time to think about the people we love. It’s also American Heart Month! What a perfect time to show yourself some love, and take good care of your heart!
It’s a scary fact that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. High cholesterol and high blood pressure can lead to heart attack and stroke, and over 92 million Americans have some form of heart disease.
Some risk factors for heart disease can’t be controlled, like gender, age, and family history. The good news is that lifestyle choices, like what you eat and how active you are, can be controlled, and a healthy lifestyle can have a positive effect on your heart health. Even small changes for the better can improve your heart health and reduce your overall risk for heart disease.