February is American heart health month! Valentine’s Day can be a great opportunity to celebrate love for others as well as love for the health of your own heart. Traditional celebrations with candy and candlelit meals may be heart-warming, but they are not necessarily heart-healthy.
Heart disease has long been the number one cause of death for men and women in the US. Maintaining low cholesterol and normal blood pressure by staying physically active, even on holidays, can work wonders to prevent heart disease. So this Valentine’s Day, choose to make a date with your heart.
- Plan to take a walk with your family to show you care instead of sitting down to a heavy meal.
- Follow our tips for a heart healthy diet.
- Skip the sweets treats and send a healthy valentine e-card to remind your loved ones to take care of their heart health this month.
Keep celebrating your heart with regular exercise throughout February and the whole year. Your heart, your health, and your loved ones will thank you for it!