This February, celebrate American Heart Month by loving your heart! This amazing organ works tirelessly night and day to keep you alive and living vibrantly. Be empowered this month to make heart-healthy choices. Below are ways you can love your heart:

  • Avoid tobacco use and reduce the amount of sodium and trans-fats you consume. These changes will reduce the need for medical treatment for high blood pressure or cholesterol—and ultimately prevent heart attacks and strokes.
  • Clean out your kitchen and shop for heart-healthy foods! A healthy diet is one of the most important weapons in the fight against heart disease.
  • Get moving! Physical activity improves your quality of life and reduces your risk of obesity and heart disease. Adults need at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week. Five hours is even better!

Heart disease and stroke affects all of our lives, but we can all play a role in ending it. Prevention starts with you. Protect yourself and your loved ones from heart disease and stroke by understanding the risks and taking these steps. Learn more about loving your heart at Million Hearts.

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