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February is also American Heart Month

heartFebruary is National Heart Month..Do you know if you are at risk for for cardiovascular disease? Check these risk factors…..

1. Age -Most deaths from heart disease are in people over age 65

2. Sex- Men have greater risk of heart attack than women (However , heart disease is #1 killer of women)

3.Heredity- A family history of heart disease is a risk factor..

How can American Heart Month make a difference?

We can use this month to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it — both at home and in the community.

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Encourage families to make small changes, like using spices to season their food instead of salt.
  • Motivate teachers and administrators to make physical activity a part of the school day. This can help students start good habits early.
  • Ask doctors and nurses to be leaders in their communities by speaking out about ways to prevent heart disease.