February is American Heart Month
To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Physicians Immediate Care is proudly participating in American Heart Month.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. Fortunately, heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. That’s why Physicians Immediate Care encourages you to spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives.
Lower Your Risk
You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk:
- Watch your weight.
- Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
- Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
- Get active and eat healthy.
Here are some additional resources if you’d like to learn more about heart disease and what you can do to lower your risk: