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FEBRUARY IS HEARTH HEALTH MONTH
The American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) campaign to “Go Red for Women” is this Friday, February 4, 2022. It is an opportunity for us all to wear red and recognize the importance of our own heart health. “Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women – killing more than all forms of cancer combined.” Remind those women you love to take action and create heart healthy habits.
As you know, February 14th is Valentine’s Day. How about giving yourself a valentine this year and focus on your own heart health! In fact, the entire month is designated as American Heart Month, as heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the nation. “Chest Pain” incidents are one of the top five medical calls that Spokane Valley Fire Department crews respond to.
Take some time this month to focus on your own cardiovascular health. Here are a few examples of heart healthy habits, as provided by the AHA, from their Life’s Simple 7 program:
- Manage blood pressure
- Control cholesterol
- Reduce blood sugar
- Get active
- Eat better
- Lose weight
- Stop smoking
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