February is the month all about heart — American Heart Month, that is. And, one way to celebrate and appreciate the heart (aside from exchanging valentine cards) is to raise awareness of heart disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women.
It’s important to take care of your health to help prevent this “silent killer”. One way to start is by talking to your doctor about your risk for heart disease. By partnering with your doctor, you can discuss ways you can reduce the factors that put you at risk. Together, you can come up with a plan that may include physical activity, nutrition, watching your cholesterol and other simple steps.