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February is Heart Health Month

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February is Heart Health month. It’s a great time to make a pledge to yourself to keep your heart healthy and start good habits that will last throughout the year. Here are some tips on how you can lower your risk of heart disease:

Eat Healthy

A healthy diet can help lower your risk of heart disease. Eating foods with the right nutrients will keep your heart strong and healthy.

Exercise regularly

Staying active is one of the most effective ways to prevent heart disease. Exercising regularly can help you lose weight, lower your blood pressure and give you more energy.

Quit Smoking

Smoking has detrimental effects to your health, but particularly damages your heart. If you give up smoking, you will be doing your heart and health a favor.

 Lower Stress

Although more research is needed to determine the correlation between stress and heart disease, studies have shown that managing stress can lower heart health risks.

 Follow these tips to keep your heart strong and healthy for 2024 and in the years to come. Take good care of your heart. You will feel better and live longer.

 

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: The content of this Website or Blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Website or Blog.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately, call your doctor, or go to the emergency room/urgent care.

Sources:

American Heart Association www.heart.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/

Healthfinder.gov https://healthfinder.gov/

MayoClinic http://www.mayoclinic.org/

GroupHealth http://www.ghc.org/

WebMD http://www.webmd.com/

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