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Posted on: January 30, 2020

February is American Heart Month – Show that Organ Some Love

Heart Month

National heart health awareness is every day, but efforts increase each February during American Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States – the #1 killer of women.

Heart disease and the conditions that lead to it can happen at any age. The Center for Disease Control lists risk factors and prevention measures.

About 90% of middle-aged people and more than 74% of young adults have one or more risk factors for heart disease, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol or being a smoker or overweight. Having multiple risk factors increases your risk for heart disease.

Follow these heart healthy lifestyle tips with your friends, family, coworkers and community:

  • Be more physically active
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Eat a nutritious diet
  • Quit smoking
  • Reduce your stress
  • Get enough quality sleep

National Wear Red Day is always the first Friday of the month – February 7. Support awareness, get familiar with the facts and wear RED!  Send your photos to Michelle Gifford to be showcased in an upcoming edition of the TeamPlano Newsletter.

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