February isn’t just about red paper hearts on Valentine’s Day. It’s also time to wear red, and spread the word about preventing heart disease.
February is Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease, which can lead to a heart attack. By living a healthy lifestyle, you can reduce your risk factors and help prevent heart disease.
Heart disease can occur at any age, but the risk of stroke doubles with each decade after the age of 55. Heart disease describes a wide variety of diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
Daily physical activity not only helps you maintain a healthy weight, but it can also lower your blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar levels.
According to the American Heart Association, if you get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five times per week, you can almost guarantee yourself a healthier and more satisfying life while lowering your risks for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Plum Landing in Aurora offers plenty of heart-healthy amenities. The community offers chair exercise classes throughout the week in addition to yoga and regular trips to the Vaughan Athletic Center.
Fill your plate with fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy, fiber-rich whole grains and lean meats. Healthy meal and snack options are good ways to prevent heart disease and maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight or obese increases your risk of heart disease.
With restaurant-style dining, Plum Landing offers nutritious meals prepared by a chef and an experienced staff.
There are several healthy living habits you can do to prevent heart disease. You can make a difference in your community by spreading the word during Heart Health Month, and encouraging others to have their hearts checked and commit to heart-healthy lives.