February is American Heart Month!
According to the American Heart Association, 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of 1 death every 38 seconds. In Lake County, cardiovascular diseases are responsible for 25 percent of deaths.
Caring for your heart through a healthy diet and regular physical activity is the best way to prevent heart disease. It is also important to see your primary care physician every year, so you are aware of your blood pressure, cholesterol and weight. For an appointment with a Health Department provider, call (847) 377-8800.
Follow these seven tips for keeping your heart healthy from the American Heart Association website: