Did you know that February is American Heart Month? 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!