February is ‘Heart your Heart’ Month

Did you know that February is American Heart Month? clker-heart-clip-art It’s a national effort put forth by a variety of health organizations such as The CDC, and The American Heart Association, hoping to raise awareness about heart disease in women and provide information to help minimize the risk.
A scary statistic is that 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year.   Even scarier?  Heart disease is the #1 (Number One) cause of death for both men and women.  Yikes.
Ok, so what can you do to reduce your risk?
Here’s a few of the  things you can do:
  • Watch your cholesterol, sodium and fat intake.
  • Exercise at least 4 days per week for at least 30 minutes.
  • Practice portion control and watch your weight.
  • Practice mindfulness, meditation or other stress-reducing activities.

The bottom line is take care of your health, if you have increased risks do something to lower them.

For more information and a comprehensive list of ways to help prevent or reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke,  visit the American Heart Association.
Now go run!
Keli 🙂

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