February, American Heart Month, is a time to spread awareness of the dangers of heart disease and recommit to prevention, reducing risks and helping our patients live longer, healthier lives. Hundreds of thousands of patients and families are devastated each year by heart disease. Even though risk factors for heart disease can be prevented or controlled, it remains the leading killer of both women and men in the U.S. If you have been diagnosed, follow these heart-healthy tips:
- Follow a low-sodium eating plan
- Get regular exercise
- Do not smoke
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Take your medications
- Learn more about living a healthy lifestyle
For more information visit the American Heart Association.