Friday, February 19, 2010

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. Your heart is the strongest muscle of your body & beats about 100,000 times in one day! Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation's No. 1 killer. There are ways to combat this statistic - 7 ways according to the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association has put together what it called "Life's Simple 7 Success Plan". The 7 ways are:

1. Get Active
2. Control Cholesterol
3. Eat Better
4. Manage Blood Pressure
5. Lose Weight
6. Reduce Blood Sugar
7. Stop Smoking

You can find out your heart score which is as an indication of your overall cardiovascular health. Your assessment will help you understand what simple steps you may need to take to improve your heart health and quality of life. From there you will be directed to specific action plans that will help you get informed, change your behaviors and more you closely to your individual health goals.
- Information taken from The American Heart Association website

To take your heart score go to:

Out of 10 my heart score was a 7.4. Got some work to do I guess.

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