When people think of February they usually think of Valentine’s Day. That being said, it only makes sense that February will also be American Heart Month. This month is a time to raise awareness of heart disease and how to protect yourself from it. There are many strategies that you can put to use to ensure that you live a healthy life. This month is also a great time to raise awareness and funds for the people who are living with heart disease.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States alone, accounting for an approximate one in four deaths. This equals out to about two thousand and two hundred deaths per day. Fortunately, eighty percent of these deaths are preventable when the right information is available and used. This information includes healthy eating and exercise habits and warning signs of heart disease.
American Health Month has made a huge difference in the knowledge and overall health of the general public. This is why fewer Americans have died of heart disease since the nineteen-eighties. Despite this, approximately 85.6 million people in the United States are living with cardiovascular diseases which means that there is still work to do to completely prevent any heart diseases that can be prevented.
There are many ways that you can get involved in American Heart Month and do your part to prevent cardiovascular disease. One of the biggest ways that you can do your part is by working with your doctor to make sure that you are protected from heart disease. You can also encourage your friends, family, and coworkers to see their doctor and discuss their care as well. You can also share the cause on social media to raise further awareness of the disease.