Tenth annual American Heart Month commemoration highlights heart disease prevention
February 10, 2014, Brooklyn, NY…
In partnership with the American Heart Association, Lutheran HealthCare kicked off American Heart Month by participating in National Wear Red Day on February 7. This is the tenth annual commemoration of this event by LHC.
About 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable. One of the best ways to reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease is to follow these seven simple steps:
• Get active
• Eat better
• Lose weight
• Control your cholesterol
• Manage your blood pressure
• Reduce your blood sugar
• Stop smoking
Adapting healthy lifestyles can control many factors that lead to heart disease. Additionally, women and men alike should take advantage of preventative screenings to detect problems early. Speak to your primary care physicians to learn how you can start living healthier. If you would like to find a health center in your neighborhood, or a referral to one of our physicians close to your home, call 718-630-RXRX (7979).