February is American Heart Month!
According to The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, (NHLBI) heart disease is still the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Approximately 90 percent of middle-aged people and more than 74 percent of young adults have one or more risk factors for heart disease, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, being a smoker or being overweight. Having multiple risk factors increases your risk of heart disease.
The NHLBI also reports that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer. One reason is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we join forces with others. NHLBI launched the #OurHearts movement to inspire us to protect and strengthen our hearts with the support of others.
The attached article will help you join the movement, learn how to prevent heart disease and improve your overall health. Feel free to download and share at work and at home.