February is American Heart Month, a time where you can focus on your cardiovascular health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The heart beats about 2.5 billion times over the average lifetime, pushing millions of gallons of blood to every part of the body. Keeping your heart healthy is something you can work on every day. Watching what you eat, watching how long you are sedentary and choosing not to smoke are just a few things you can do to have a positive impact on your heart health.
Take these steps today to lower your risk of heart disease:
- Quit smoking
- Know your numbers – weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol
- Screen for diabetes
- Get active
- Build some muscle
- Eat smart
- Stress less
- Sleep more
Don’t let your New Year resolutions end in January, keep them going by participating in Heart Health Month. Make sure you complete your biometric screening this month – time to know your numbers!