February is American Heart Month
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. One in four deaths are caused by heart disease. Fortunately, making healthy changes can lower your risk of developing heart disease. In order to keep your risks low, refrain from smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke; watch your weight, and make sure to keep your cholesterol and blood pressure under control. Try to use spices instead of salt and drink alcohol only in moderation. Preparing heart-healthy recipes, exercising regularly and managing stress levels also contribute to your heart health. To learn more, click here.