February is Heart Month, the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now to help your heart.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death of Americans, both men and women. In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds. Every 60 seconds, more than one person in the United States dies from a heart disease-related event. (CDC) The good news? It is also one of the most preventable.
While genetic factors do play a part in cardiovascular disease, the good news is 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable with education and action. Simple lifestyle changes can make a big impact when it comes to heart health. Here are a few tips to start taking control of your heart health:
Know your numbers:
Here is a short video about heart disease and how Medicare can help you prevent it.