American Heart Month

Your heart is one of the hardest-working muscles in your body, but all that work can take a toll. Not treating your body right can quickly lead to serious heart issues, like heart disease. In fact, heart disease is one of the leading killers in the United States, accounting for 1 in 4 deaths annually.

Luckily, it doesn’t take much to help your ticker. You can prevent heart disease by making healthy choices like eating balanced meals, exercising, quitting smoking and visiting your doctor regularly. As a precaution, you should also know the signs of a heart attack, which include:

  • Chest or upper-body discomfort
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea or cold sweats

Speak with your doctor to discuss a heart-healthy regimen for you. For more information, visit heart.org.

Click to view our February Healthy Living Calendar.