When you think of February, what comes to mind? Winter? Valentine's Day? Chocolate? Flowers. Did you know that February is American Heart Month?
I think this is a great time of year to think about heart health. February follows January where most people are contemplating making changes and thinking about what they want to accomplish this year.
In February, we also think about love. And love is linked to the heart. So, this is a great time to think about keeping your heart healthy. Then, you can have many, healthy years to share with your loved ones.
So, how can you be heart healthy?
- Eat a Healthy Diet
- Be Physically Active
- Check in with Your Doctor
If you have a family history of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart attack (myocardial infarctions), please check in with your doctor to get a physical. Tell your doctor your family history of heart disease, your concerns for your health, and ask about what screening you should do. And, always ask your physician before starting an exercise regimen.
We will go through each of the dietary and lifestyle topics this week to look more in depth on how you can be heart healthy. Stay tuned.
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