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February is National Heart Month

| Canyon Country Magazine | February 15, 2019

Did you know that heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the United States? The American Heart Association wants everyone to become more aware of the factors affecting your heart health.

Heart disease can be minimized through your practices, such as choosing a healthier diet and increasing your level of exercise. American Heart Month creates the chance for individuals and organizations to raise awareness about prevention techniques, both at home and in the community.

Some of the recommendations on the government’s “Health Finder” website are:

  • Families should make small changes, including the use of spices on food, rather than salt.
  • Medical personnel can provide leadership within their communities, speaking out about prevention of heart disease.
  • Schools would be wise to make physical activity an important part of curriculum, preferably every day.
  • Individuals can inform their companies and organizations about healthy practices via newsletters.
  • Hosting community events raises awareness about risk factors.
  • Using social media such as Twitter to spread the word is also effective.

For more information about National Heart Month and other topics, visit HealthFinder.gov.

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