February is Heart Health Month
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The month of February is dedicated to Heart Health to bring awareness to heart disease. Knowing the signs and symptoms of heart disease and learning ways to prevent it are key to a healthy heart! You can learn more about heart health on one of our past blogs.
Make the most of Heart Health month with these tips!
Learn your family's health history
If you don't have the full picture of your family's health history, Health Health Month is a great time to learn it! Understanding your family's background can give you and your doctor insight of what elevated risk factors you may have and things to look out for. Ask your doctor about tests you can run and give your extended family a call! It's a win/win!
Get a check-up
It's a good time to schedule that check-up you have been putting off! Call y our Doctor and schedule a thorough well visit. Make sure to tell them you'd like to take an extra good look at your heart health!
Make heart healthy choices
It's a new year and a great time to evaluate your life-style and diet! Start a good exercise routine, even just a daily walk and start paying more attention to making conscious choices with food! Up your veggies and try starting your day off with a smoothie! You can take a look at a few out our favorites here.
Know the risks factors and symptoms
Knowing the risk factors and symptoms of heart disease can help you prevent or catch it early! A few things to look for are..
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
These symptoms could mean many things so don't stress right away. Schedule an appointment with your health care provider as soon as possible to discuss your concerns.
Spread the word
Tell your friends and loved ones that February is Heart Health Month and share these tips with them!