February is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day.
We want to empower everyone to make heart-healthy choices. Prevention starts with everyone. Protect yourself and your loved ones from heart disease and stroke by understanding the risks and taking these steps: Get up and get active by being physically active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week; Ask your doctor if you should take an Aspirin every day; Find out if you have high Blood pressure or Cholesterol, and if you do, get effective treatment; If you Smoke, get help to quit; Make your calories count by eating a heart-healthy diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables and low in sodium and trans fat.