Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February is National Heart Health Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices. 

You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease.

To lower your risk:

- Watch your weight
- Quit smoking/stay away from secondhand smoke
- Control your cholesterol and blood pressure
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation
- Get active and eat healthy

To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Bulb Direct is proudly participating in American Heart Month by donating money to the American Heart Association. With increased awareness, we can help prevent heart disease.

To find details about events in your area, please go to https://www.heart.org.

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