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February is American Heart Month: Here are Actions You Can Take to Get Your Heart Healthy

February is American Heart Month.  It is a month to motivate Americans to join the battle against heart disease.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.  Younger adults are at risk just as much as older adults.  In many parts of the U.S., death rates are actually increasing among young adults.  More adults are dying of heart disease and their risk factors such as physical inactivity, smoking, and hypertension, are also increasing.

Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions.  Let’s all encourage each other to make healthy changes to lower the risk of developing heart disease.  Here are steps you can take to get heart healthy:

Schedule a visit with a doctor to talk heart health

Increase healthy eating

Watch your weight

Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke

Control cholesterol and blood pressure

Take medication(s) as prescribed

Reduce stress

Drink in moderation

Get active

According to the American Heart Association 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.  No matter what age group you are in, you can take action by making changes in your health and physical activity to benefit your heart health.  Educate yourself on your health and ask your doctor about your risk factors and what changes you can make to get healthier.

Cosmo Insurance  motivates everyone to take all the steps they need to get healthy, especially heart healthy.  A healthy lifestyle gets you better premiums and better deals on health and life insurance.  Call us today to get a quote. 732-363-3888