Monday, February 5, 2018

February is Heart Month

February is Heart Month and I'm not just talking about 
Valentine's Day or Close To My Heart.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.
The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices.
You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk:
  • Watch your weight.
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
  • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
  • Get active and eat healthy.
I don't want to preach, but I did heart research for close to 30 years. So much can be done with the fore knowledge of what is going on in your body and that of your loved ones. Pay attention to your body, know your history and see a doctor if something feels amiss. Check your blood pressure and your husband's blood pressure. NUMBERS MATTER!!

Both my husband and I are on blood pressure medication. We are also on Weight Watchers now and are trying to get healthier. I have a heart condition that arose suddenly and fortunately there is a wonderful medication that makes my racing heart act normal. (That was uncomfortable and scary). We've both lost weight and have more to go. We are trying to make better lifestyle changes to be around in a healthy way to enjoy retirement and our son and hopefully grandkids someday. 

I need to be around to Scrapbook their pages!!!



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