February is American Heart Month



We observe February as American Heart Month to raise awareness of the importance of a healthy heart and encourage healthy habits that help reduce the risk of heart disease.


The warning signs for heart disease appear in people as young as 18. Health issues such as high blood pressure should be taken seriously, and everyone should adopt healthy habits.

The more stress you endure, the higher your risk of having a heart attack and dying suddenly from a heart event. Stress can cause angina/chest pain due to increased heart rate and blood pressure, which increases demand on the heart.

Mental and physical health are equally important components of overall health. Mental illness, especially depression, increases the risk of many physical health problems, particularly lasting conditions like stroke, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

February 4, 22 is National Wear Red Day in the United States. It’s your chance to raise awareness for heart disease while wearing your favorite red outfit, shirt, scarf, shoes, etc.

You can learn more by following the links below:


www.secondscount.org/healthy-living/healthy-living-detail?cid=2f82395c-fdbd-4502-ae33-c72aa37037a2 www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/learn/index.htm




The blog is written by :

Tess Gibbs




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