Friday, February 3, 2012

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month.  Most of us know someone who has had a heart attack or stroke.  In Maine about 23% of all deaths are from heart disease and another 5% are from stroke.  
You can help protect yourself and your loved ones from heart disease and stroke by understanding the risks and taking these steps:
  • Know your ABCS
    • Ask your doctor if you should take an Aspirin every day
    • Find out if you have high Blood pressure or Cholesterol, if you do, work with your doctor to treat it
    • If you Smoke, get help to quit
  • Be physically active at least 30 minutes on most days
  • Eat more fruits, vegetables and other foods low in sodium and transfat
  • Take medicine as prescribed by your doctor
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