February is Heart Month sponsored by the American Heart Association. This month is meant to educate all of us on what we can do to live heart-healthy lives. Here is the bad news: heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. But the good news is this: there are steps we can take to prevent heart disease. Here is the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 for keeping your heart healthy:
PLEASE READ ON…THIS LIST CAN BE LIFE-SAVING!
1. Get Active~ 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week can reduce your risk of heart disease. Aerobic exercise for your heart includes walking, jogging, swimming and biking. Pick something you like and do it regularly.
2. Control Cholesterol~ Your first step is to know your number. It’s best to keep total blood cholesterol levels less than 200 (mg/dl).
3. Eat Better
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