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With Valentine’s Day a few days away; it is important that everyone realizes the importance of American Heart Month. So, are you ready to make some changes that will have you on your way to a healthier lifestyle?

American Heart Month

In the first place, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Since heart disease is prevalent in both Men and Women; it is important to make a few changes to your diet.

With this month also, being National Go Red Month; be sure to check out our post on Wear Red Today February 7th post where you will find some more signs to pay attention to.

Meanwhile, there are many things you can do to help protect your heart.

  • Eat healthy – you can be creative and look for new food choices and recipes. Be sure to visit our Good Nutrition Month post where you will find tips to replace unhealthy eating habits.
  • Exercise
  • Make sure you get enough sleep
  • At the same time, if you or anyone you know smokes; now is the time to quit.

Is your Heart at Risk

When it comes to heart disease, all ages could be at risk. In fact, younger people are now being diagnosed with various heart ailments. Therefore, it is important that you pay attention to any of the following signs.

  • If you have high blood pressure, you can be at risk. Additionally, high blood pressure not only leads to heart issues; but also to strokes.
  • Are you tired often? Consequently, if you’re tired of simple activities; you should check with a doctor.
  • Do you have shortness of breath? Also, if you do a simple exercise and feel winded; there is a reason for concern.
  • Another sign is a pain in your arms, severe chest pain, pain in your neck or back; you should immediately go to a medical facility.
  • Nausea, sweating, and dizziness are other signs to be aware of.

Moreover, any of the above signs are a reason for concern. Also, it is important that if you or a loved one has any of the above signs; they do not drive themselves to a medical facility. Be smart and phone 911.

In conclusion, it is imperative that you or a loved one do not ignore any signs of heart disease. Be proactive. Indeed, the quicker you pay attention to any signs; you’re saving either yours or a loved one’s life.