February is American Heart Month: How to Prevent Heart Disease
February is American Heart Month. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and one in three women are diagnosed with the disease each year.
At Kaiser Permanente, prevention is at the heart of our approach to cardiovascular health. When you take good care of your heart, your whole body benefits. And the same healthy habits that keep your heart strong can also help it heal if you have a heart condition:
- Eating healthy
- Exercising often
- Not smoking
- Watching your cholesterol
- Managing stress
- Maintaining a healthy weight
Making healthy changes is challenging — especially at first. Your doctor can help get you started, and we have tools, resources, and support for developing heart healthy habits that stick.
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