February being national heart month is appropriate since this is the month associated with hearts. The heart is the most important pump we have. This month we will be talking about the warning signs of heart attack and stroke and the importance of not ignoring signs but seeking help in a timely manner.
According to the American Heart Association cardiovascular disease affects nearly half of American adults. This is not just the senior population as some might think, these numbers include adults from the early twenties on. Many factors contribute to cardiovascular problems. Some we have control over and some we do not. Genetics and heredity are not things we can change, but our activity level and what we eat are two factors we can control. Regardless, a heart attack or stoke can happen to anyone at any time. It is important to know the warning signs and get help quickly.
So this February remember to give your heart some extra thought and educate yourself on healthy lifestyle choices for your heart.