February is American Heart Month, which is the perfect time to learn about heart disease and how you can prevent it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women – one out of every four deaths in the United States.
Now’s the perfect time to take charge of your health -and fortunately, there’s lots you can do to help your heart.
Eat red fruits and veggies
Go for a rosy glow
Get your blood pumping with a cardio class at your local YMCA. Whether you like to dance, kick, cycle, or step find something that keeps you moving.
Check your red
Stop in at your local pharmacy to check your blood pressure.
Be well re(a)d
Keep up the good work all year long by staying informed on the best ways to keep your ticker healthy. The American Heart Association’s CEO regularly blogs about heart health at the Huffington Post. Or, see the eight tips the Mayo Clinic recommends for a heart-healthy diet.
Editor’s Note: The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities contributed to this blog post.