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American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month!

This is a time when the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) urges Americans to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease.

In the U.S., the average age for a first heart attack in men is 65. That’s why coronary artery disease is labeled a disease of senior citizens. But as many as 4% to 10% of all heart attacks occur before age 45, and most of these strike men.

An estimated 80% of cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, are preventable. However, cardiovascular disease remains the No. 1 killer and the most expensive disease, costing nearly $1 billion a day.

So what can you do to reduce your (or a friend or family members) risk of heart disease?

-Maintain a healthy body weight/ body fat percentage
-Eat a healthy diet
-Get regular exercise/ activity
-Limit alcohol
-Don’t smoke
-Manage stress
-Make sure you get enough sleep

Do any of these ring a bell??

Many of these were the main focus of our recent posts on developing healthy habits!

Take some time this month to work on one or some of these and get your friends and family involved!

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