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Love Your Heart – Stay Heart Healthy

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February is American Heart Health Month!

New Years has come and gone, and for some of us, so have the resolutions. February is the perfect time to focus on awareness of our Heart Health.

  • Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, 720,000/year
  • Coronary Heart Disease, the most common form and kills nearly 380,000 people annually
  • Heart Disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths per year – that’s one woman every minute
  • Every 34 seconds someone in the United States has a Heart Attack

Source: http://www.theheartfoundation.org/heart-disease-facts/heart-disease-statistics/

It’s time to show yourself the love! Know the risk factors, warning signs and prevention. Most importantly, be informed.

You can make simple changes to your life to help achieve better heart health.

Risk Factors

The 3 biggest risk factors for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

  1. High Blood Pressure
  2. High Cholesterol
  3. Smoking

Warning Signs

Be in the know, review warning signs with your loved ones

  • Short of Breath
  • Chest Discomfort
  • Light Headedness
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Discomfort in any part of your upper body

Prevention

Prevent Heart Disease with these important steps:

  • Stay smoke free
  • Maintain healthy weight
  • Control blood pressure
  • Drink less alcohol

Stay Heart Healthy and Love Your Heart Just A Little Bit More

Follow these simple guidelines, make them part of your everyday routine!

1) Be Active:

Exercise at least 5 days of the week. Walk 20 minutes a day.

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2) Eat Healthy:

Include plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein in your diet. Cut out processed and packaged food as much as possible.

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3) Quality Rest:

Control stress; learn to relax. Get enough sleep. Increasing your exercise will help with your sleep!

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Bottom Line, it’s never too late to start!
Coming up next week…”Turning 65 – Real Life Experience Of A Vitamin Mom Customer & Product Specialist

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This entry was posted on February 18, 2016 by in Nutrition, Uncategorized.
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