Taking Care of Your Heart
February isn’t just for Valentine’s Day- it is also American Heart Month! According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. February is the perfect time to make small lifestyle changes that can contribute to your heart health. You can start by making an appointment with your doctor for a check-up, and discussing your health goals. The CDC also recommends exercising for at least 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week and practicing healthy eating habits to reduce your risk of heart disease. Factretriever.com also found that laughing often relaxes and expands blood vessels, which helps to protect your heart. Be sure to make an appointment to see your doctor soon, and remember that laughter really is the best medicine!