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Staying Heart Healthy in February

Feb 05, 2024

Staying Heart Healthy in February

February is American Heart Month! It's a month dedicated to raising awareness for heart disease and promoting heart-healthy actions. But, we should strive to take care of our hearts all year round. Here are some tips to help build a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Start with screening. Most adults should have their blood pressure and cholesterol checked once a year, but those at higher risk may need it checked more often. Talk with your provider about getting screened. Knowing where you stand will allow you to make the necessary changes, or keep doing things right!

Nutrition

 

Physical activity:

 

Eating right and moving more are key components to taking care of your heart, but other factors like stress, smoking, and sleep are also important to consider. Whatever changes you make, you don’t have to do it alone. There are many different professionals, such as family practitioners, dietitians, physical therapists, or counselors that can partner with you to build a healthier life, and friends and family can also be wonderful aids in your day-to-day life!