đź’– 7 Ways to Love Your Heart đź’–

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February is American Heart month. There are small changes that we can make that will significantly improve our heart health. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the US. Show your heart some love and start today!

Check out the 7 Key Changes to a Healthy Heart:

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Not Sure where to start? It’s always a great idea to get a physical with your general practitioner. Know you numbers so you know where to start! The most important numbers to know for whole body health are blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and BMI (Body Mass Index). This is will give you a base line on what areas you need to focus on in order to improve your numbers.

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Every year after you should check in with your doctor so you can compare your current results. Many patients do not experience any symptoms with high blood pressure, blood sugar or cholesterol.  When this is caught early, it it easier to manage and could possibly keep you from having a heart attack. It’s never too late to start!

 

 

Don’t Forget to Go Red on February 1st !!

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Someone you know and love may be affected – at any age. Heart disease and stroke claim the lives of 1 in 3 women – a third of our mothers, sisters and friends. It’s time to change this fact.

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Nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented through education and lifestyle changes, cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat. To treat, beat and prevent heart disease and stroke, women should understand family health history, know their five key personal health numbers to help determine risk and make healthy behavior changes like moving more, eating smart and managing blood pressure.

That’s why the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement, nationally sponsored by CVS Health, and encourages you to show your support by wearing red and giving on Friday, February 1 to help raise awareness and save lives from heart disease.

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Here’s how you can join us in support of women’s health:

• Wear red to raise awareness about heart disease – the leading cause of death in women. You can get the iconic Red Dress Pin at ShopHeart.org.

• Make a donation to support the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association at WearRedDay.org or at your local CVS Pharmacy, February 3- 23.

• Take action for your heart health. To help women better understand their risk for heart disease, CVS Health is offering no cost heart health screenings every Thursday in February, including Valentine’s Day, at CVS Minute Clinics nationwide.

• Join the conversation by using #WearRedDay, #WearRedAndGive, #WearRedDaySC or your local Go Red hashtag on social media.

Get involved and make a difference.  The battle won’t be won unless more women just like you are willing to join together to defeat the No. 1 killer of women. Go Red For Women has all kinds of ways to get involved and use your talents. By doing nothing, you give heart disease a huge advantage.

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Visit for more information on how you can get involved :

https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/get-involved

https://kiow.com/2019/01/31/national-wear-go-red-for-women-day-is-friday/

https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/get-involved