The month of February marks the start of American Heart Month, presenting Americans with plenty of opportunities to gain more knowledge on how to protect their hearts. According to a 2015 report done by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “heart disease is currently the leading cause of death in Americans.”
Heart disease does not discriminate on who it affects, almost everyone is prone to contracting some type of heart problem in their lifetime. Even though this disease is extremely deadly and dangerous, there are ways to prevent and reduce the risks. Below is a list of 5 ways to reduce the chances of contracting this deadly disease and save your heart:
- Exercising on a Daily Basis
- Eating a Well Balanced Diet
- Sleeping a Full 8 Hours at Night
- Quitting Smoking
- Managing Stress
Throughout this month, many organizations, like the American Heart Association, will be hosting events and providing information on how to reduce the risk of this terrible disease. For more tips on how to prevent, control, and create awareness of heart disease visit their website or Facebook page.