We’re celebrating American Heart Month throughout February. The team here at the American Recall Center wants to encourage you to take good care of your heart. It’s the pump that keeps blood flowing throughout your body and is critical for your health and happiness.
Heart health depends on many factors. Some of them are genetic, but there are others that you can control. Even people with genetic predispositions to heart issues may benefit from heart-healthy actions.
According to the American Heart Association, you need to eat right, exercise and not smoke.1 These are the things you can do that can help you avoid being one of the 17.3 million people who die each year from cardiovascular disease.
Good heart health is so crucial to everyone that President Obama has issued a declaration about it.2 His proclamation points out that many people don’t even know that they are at risk.
At the American Recall Center, we want to help you learn more about how to prevent heart disease for you, your family and your friends. Education is an important tool in prevention.
So we reached out to individuals in the blogger community and asked them to give us their number one tips for staying heart healthy. Here’s what they told us.
Help us raise awareness of how important it is to protect your heart. You can do this by sharing, posting and adding your own voice to the discussion of the importance of treating your heart — and yourself — right.
Don’t Assume You’re Not at Risk source: Leading Causes of Death
Avoid Unhealthy Risks sources: Xarelto Side Effects; Sitting Time and All-Cause Mortality Risk; Coping With Excessive Sleepiness; Overweight and Obesity; Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking
http://blog.heart.org/president-obama-declares-february-american-heart-month/. Accessed Feb. 3. 2015 ↩
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