February Is American Heart Month

Celebrate With Lifestyle Change This Month

While February is commonly associated with hearts due to the excitement that surrounds celebrating your loved ones on Valentine’s Day, there is another connection to this important body part. February has been deemed American Heart Month. This month is an important time to bring awareness to the fact that cardiovascular disease—the number one killer of both women and men in the United States—is largely preventable with healthy lifestyle choices.

To help you on the path to your healthiest heart, implement these habits.

  • Stop Smoking: Quitting smoking can feel like an uphill battle, but take heart! Just one year smoke-free will bring your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke down to half that of a regular smoker. Quitting is one of the most important things you can do for your heart and the rest of your body because you stop consuming the 4,000+ chemical compounds a cigarette contains.
  • Eat Right: Commit to healthy eating to nourish your body. Opt for fresh produce and vegetables, lean meats and whole grains while skipping processed foods, those high in sodium, and sugary snacks.
  • Get Active: Exercising does not have to be a tedious chore. Find a physical activity you enjoy (even just walking briskly and talking with friends counts!) and do thirty minutes of it each day. You will boost your heart health, will sleep better, and will feel more energized.

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