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American Heart Month

February is not just a month to celebrate Valentine’s Day, it is also a month to celebrate the health and wellness of our heart. Around 610,000 people die every year in the Unites States from heart disease, which is 1 in every 4 deaths. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent heart disease.

  • Quit smoking
  • Healthy Diet. Eating fruits and vegetables in their natural form, as they come from the ground, is the best. That doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself. A 4oz glass of red wine or dark chocolate containing 70 percent cocoa is just fine for your heart health
  • Exercise regularly. It is recommended to get 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, which can include water aerobics or brisk walking.
  • Prevent and treat other health conditions. High blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol can result in heart disease. Ensure correct medication is taken to help maintain these conditions.

Luckily, these methods are not extremely difficult. All in all, continuing a healthy lifestyle will help keep many illnesses at bay.

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