The month of February is known all over the world as the month of Love. However, February is not only the month to celebrate the love that flows out of your heart. It is also the month to celebrate having a healthy heart.
February is National Heart Month. The goal this month is to raise awareness to heart diseases, and to tackle the leading cause of death for Americans. We at Urban Girl Magazine want you and your love ones to SHOW YOUR HEARTS SOME LOVE this month by being aware of the dangers of heart diseases and the preventable measures you can partake in to have a healthy heart.
Heart disease is a heart condition such as Coronary Heart Disease, a Heart Attack, Heart failure, Angima, Aortic aneurysm and dissection, Congenital heart defects, and Atrial fibrillation
High Blood Pressure Obesity Unhealthy Diet
Physical Inactivity Tobacco Too Much Alcohol
High Cholesterol Diabetes Family History of Heart Disease
Statistics Speaks Volume
- About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
- Every 43 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
- Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually
10 Ways to SHOW YOUR HEART SOME LOVE
It is easy to tackle heart disease. To show your heart some love you have to live a healthy life.
1.Healthy Diet. Eat a healthy balanced meal. Eat your Veggies and Fruit
2.Exercise daily for 30 mins or more
3.Maintain a healthy weight. Make sure you have a great BMI (Body Mass Index)
4. No Smoking
5.Limit your Alcohol Consumption. Woman-1 drink a day. Men- 2 drinks a day
6.Manage Diabetes. Take your medicines, and always consult with your doctor.
7. Check your Cholesterol. Measure your levels once every 5 years
8.Control Blood Pressure. Measure your Blood Pressure every year
9. Go to the Doctor.
10. Live a happy Life
We at Urban Girl Magazine Care and want you to a have a healthy heart, and to help us bring awareness to Heart Disease.