American Heart Month is Raising Awareness to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease

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Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading killers of Americans, including conditions such as heart disease, coronary artery disease and stroke. Surprisingly, for something that is such a widespread cause of death, cardiovascular disease is nearly entirely preventable with the right steps. As a result, there is no better time to focus on the condition of your heart than February, which is American Heart Month.

Take time to familiarize yourself with the healthy living steps that you can take to protect your heart. Make sure that you are getting plenty of exercise and are eating a balanced, healthy diet. Talk to a physician about monitoring your blood pressure, cholesterol and any other chronic conditions.

Most importantly, use the resources available during American Heart Month to raise your awareness of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. Chest pain is the most widely known symptom of a heart attack. Watch out for any pain in your arms, and shoulders, especially if it is accompanied by shortness of breath. Finally, call Chivaroli Premier to explore insurance protection options.