The Importance of American Heart Month
What is American Heart Month?
American Heart Month, observed every February, raises awareness about heart disease. Heart Disease is leading cause of death in the United States, claiming about 700,00 lives every year.
Firstly, the goal of American Heart Month is to educate people on the risk factors and early warning signs of heart disease. More importantly, American Heart Month promotes heart-healthy habits and helps increase public understanding of heart disease. Additionally, many healthcare providers encourage those at risk to make lifestyle changes to improve their overall heart health.
How to Get Involved in American Heart Month
There are several ways to get involved in American Heart Month and help raise awareness about heart disease. These include:
Learn about Heart Disease, its causes, and how to reduce your risk. Start by reading from reputable sources such as the American Heart Association (AHA) website, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Share information about heart disease and American Heart Month with your friends and family, and on social media.
Make Healthy Changes
Adopt heart-healthy habits, such as eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, quitting smoking, and managing stress.
Make a donation to support organizations that support heart disease research and education, such as the American Heart Association.
Schedule a Check Up
Schedule an appointment with a healthcare professional, such as a doctor or a nurse, to discuss any concerns you may have and get a better understanding of heart disease.
Participate in local events and activities organized by the American Heart Association or other organizations to raise awareness and funds for heart disease research and education.