According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number 1 killer of American men and women. While that statistic might sound a bit scary, there’s a lot you can do to lower your risk of any kind of cardiovascular disease. As defined by the association, cardiovascular disease includes heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure.
Your heart, if you take care of it, it will take care of you. Simple enough, right? The American Heart Association recommends, among other things, getting 150 minutes of moderate to strenuous cardiovascular activity every week to keep your heart healthy and strong.
Hearts and the month of February go together like peanut butter and grape jelly. Conversation hearts, chocolate hearts and your own heart. February 1 kicked off American Heart Month, which focuses on the importance of adding heart-healthy behaviors to your lifestyle.