Heart Health Awareness
February is month full of love and heart health awareness. A healthy lifestyle plays an important role in the prevention and management of heart disease. Common risk factors associated with heart disease are smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. These are also risk factors for stroke. Overall, diet is a big factor in heart disease. You want to maintain a low sodium, low fat diet in order to control your diabetes and high cholesterol. It will also help to see a dietitian every couple of months to establish a healthy eating plan to insure you are maintaining a heart healthy diet.
Fact: Did you know that Heart disease is the #1 leading cause of death in the United States, killing over 375,000 Americans a year!