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Love Your Heart

February 25, 2015 heart

You may be treating your sweetheart this February, but don’t forget it’s also American Heart Month — the perfect time to give your own heart some extra love.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. But the good news is many of these deaths and risk factors are preventable.

While age, gender and family history cannot be controlled, you can help prevent and control high cholesterol, high blood pressure, excess weight and obesity with lifestyle changes, physical activity and healthful eating.

A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease. It’s not as hard as you may think!  Remember, it’s the overall pattern of your choices that counts.

Prevention: What You Can Do

Genie Chargois, LVN, CCHW
UBI Caritas Community Health Education