- Created: Friday, 17 February 2017 18:08
Did you know the month of February is American Heart Month? American Heart Month is dedicated to spreading heart health awareness and promoting a heart healthy lifestyle. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S., taking more than 610,000 lives each year. Although you cannot alter some risk factors of heart disease, such as your family history, sex or age, there are still many prevention steps you can take to protect your heart:
• Exercise regularly. Being active everyday can significantly decrease your risk of developing heart disease. Even if it is only for a mere 30 minutes, set aside time each day for physical activity, such as swimming, walking your dog, hiking the trails or taking a dancing class with friends.