February is Heart Health Month

appleThere are no shortcuts on the path to a healthy heart, but there are steps that can be taken each day to guide you along the way.

The CDC has put together “28 Days to a Healthier Heart.” Easy steps to enable you to make one small change each week to lower sodium, get active, quit smoking, and control blood pressure to boost your heart health this month.

Why did they choose these factors?

  • Halt the salt – Most Americans are eating too much salt.  “Eating too much sodium increases your risk for high blood pressure, a major contributor to heart disease and stroke.”
  • Get moving – Regular physical activity is a must.
  • Kick the butt – It’s 2013, if you’re smoking – why?
  • Know your blood pressure – tobacco is still the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined.

For more information about steps that you can take to have a healthy heart join the Health Reference Department for our upcoming program

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Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11 AM 

Dr. David Friedman, Director of Heart Failure Services at Plainview Hospital, will discuss the warning signs and the steps that you can take today to have a healthy heart.

I hope to see you there!

posted by – Susan, Health Reference

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