Did you know that heart disease is the number ONE killer of women? February is heart health month, and we want to change this statistic. According to the American Heart Association, 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease, and it is the cause of one in three women's deaths every year.
It is important to take the time every month, but especially this month, to talk to the women in your life about heart health. This year AHA’s slogan markets to women with Take 5 to Tell 5. So take five minutes out of your day to tell five women you care for about the risks associated with heart disease. Even the symptoms of heart attacks are different for women than for men.
Knowledge is power, and there are many things we can be doing to protect our hearts. First, be aware of the symptoms and risks for women. Second, eat heart-healthy foods like broccoli and salmon. Finally, exercise regularly to get your heart pumping and your blood flowing.
Remember, this month, take 5 to tell 5. You can bet we are.