American Heart Month

February 7th, 2018

Steve Hollander – Hollander Real Estate
Insurance Office of America

February is American Heart Month. First declared in 1964, heart disease was the cause of more than half of deaths in the United States at the time. Today, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. However, it is also one of the most preventable. How?

Choose a Heart Healthy Lifestyle: 

  • Engage in regular aerobic exercise.
  • Adopt a balanced diet that is low in salt, saturated fats, and trans fats.
  • Avoid smoking and recreational drug use.
  • Manage anger and stress.
  • Know and review your risks with your physician or cardiologist.

Make an Impact in Your Community: 

  • Get Your CPR Certification- The Red Cross offers training classes in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) across the country. These classes are reasonably priced and include a two-year certification.
  • Donate Blood- There is always a serious need for all blood types across the country. One donation can save up to three lives!