By the time you finish reading this blog post, one American woman will have died of heart disease. This is a scary statistic, but thankfully, there’s a silver lining – heart disease can be prevented! But first, women must get serious about heart health. There’s no better time to get more serious about your heart than February; after all, it’s National Heart Month.
The heart is a powerful muscle, but it needs regular care to stay that way. When discussing heart health or heart disease with their doctors, many women brush the topic off because they feel they aren’t at risk or because heart disease doesn’t run in their family. However, heart disease is a leading killer of American women, with nearly 400,000 dying of the disease each year.
This year, make heart health a priority. Start eating better, get regular exercise, stop smoking, and keep your blood pressure under control.
Check out this article from the Huffington Post for more tips on preventing heart disease.
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