Happy Heart Health Awareness Month!
February is Heart Health Awareness Month, and we here at The Heart Foundation encourage you to take advantage of this special time to make or renew your commitment to a heart-healthy lifestyle. Make an appointment with your physician today to review your heart disease risk factors. Check out the Reducing Your Risk page of our website for ideas for improving heart health, and be sure to pass on this information to others. Information is very powerful, and you never know whose life you might save.
Inspire others with your ideas and actions. Share with us what you are doing for Heart Month, and we will post some of the responses here in the blog.
One more thought . . . think you are immune to heart disease? Here are a few starting reminders of the gravity of this public health issue:
*Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States, claiming approximately 1 million lives annually.
*More die of heart disease than of AIDS and all cancers combined.
*Every 33 seconds someone in the United States dies from cardiovascular disease which is roughly the equivalent of a September 11th-like tragedy repeating itself every 24 hours, 365 days a year.
Don’t waste another minute! Celebrate your heart today!