Each year during the month of February, we we celebrate and commemorate AMERICAN HEART MONTH to promote awareness, education, and funding towards HEART HEALTH And HEART DISEASE AWARENESS!!!
According to the AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, Heart Disease can include a number of conditions which include Arrhythmia, Cardiac Arrest, Cardiomyopathy, Congenital Heart Defects, Heart Attack, Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), Stroke, and SEVERAL others.
According to the CENTERS For DISEASE CONTROL And PREVENTION (CDC):
- About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.1
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.1
- Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually.1
- Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.2
HEART DISEASE is the LEADING CAUSE Of DEATH for MOST PEOPLE Of COLOR across the entire UNITED STATES Of AMERICA.
This includes BLACKS, HISPANICS/LATINOS, ASIANS, AMERICAN INDIANS, NATIVE ALASKANS, and PACIFIC ISLANDERS.
According to PREVENTION Magazine, here are the CCG HEART SMART 7 from their TOP 10 TIPS To HEART DISEASE PREVENTION:
1.)KNOW YOUR RISK
2.) SPOT THE SIGNS
3.)LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
4.) DETOX YOUR DIET
5.) MEATLESS MONDAYS
6.) SMART SNACKS
7.) MORE MOVEMENT
On January 30, 2015, HEART HEALTH WELLNESS And HEART DISESE AWARENESS were thrust into the national spotlight when PRESIDENT Of The UNITED STATES #44 BARACK OBAMA proclaimed FEBRUARY As AMERICAN HEART MONTH.
Courtesy of the really good people at the WHITE HOUSE, here is the full text of the proclamation:
TAKE CARE Of YOUR HEART And HAPPY HEART HEALTH MONTH FRIDAY!!!
PEACE, LOVE, And HAPPY HEART HEALTH FRIDAY BLESSINGS;