February 4, 2023

Heal your heart with a healthy lifestyle

Around this time of the year, hearts become a popular topic of discussion.

While it may seem related to Valentine’s Day, or like it’s just a coincidence, these conversations are highlighted because February is American Heart Month. Established in 1964, American Heart Month is observed to raise awareness of the causes of heart disease and what you can do to reduce your risk of developing it.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for people in the United States. They report that 1 in every 4 deaths in the U.S. is attributed to heart disease, which is equivalent to approximately 659,000 deaths each year. Heart disease includes conditions such as coronary artery disease, heart infection, arrhythmias, heart valve and muscle disease, and congenital heart defects. These conditions may lead to heart attacks, strokes, heart failure and cardiac arrest.