February is Heart Month

Image February is National Heart Month! Make sure you know all the information to keep your heart healthy and be able to tell your patients what they need to do as well.

Key Risk Factors for Heart Disease:

High blood pressure

 High LDL cholesterol

Smoking

 About half of Americans (49%) have at least one of these three risk factors.

These medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also increase your risk:

  • Diabetes
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Poor diet
  • Physical inactivity
  • Excessive alcohol use

Click the link below and complete the assessment to see if you are on the right track to a healthy heart!

http://mylifecheck.heart.org/

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