February is American Heart Month, which aims at highlighting heart disease....the #1 killer of Americans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, estimates that 1 person dies EVERY 36 SECONDS, from cardiovascular disease. In most all cases, heart disease is preventable by living a healthy lifestyle.
Known risk factors that can be eliminated include, smoking, excessive alcohol intake, obesity, elevated cholesterol, controlling blood sugars and uncontrolled high blood pressure.
Some ways to prevent cardiovascular disease: