BLOOMFIELD (February 7, 2023) – February is designated as American Heart Month to bring attention and awareness to the prevalence and severity of heart disease as a leading cause of death for Americans in the United States. The team as Touchpoints at Bloomfield wore red on February 3, 2023 for National Wear Red Day, the first Friday of every February.
Some iterations of National Wear Day are to promote awareness of heart disease in women. This is because, according to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. The AHA offers these six ways to support women’s heart health this month.
Did you know that nearly a quarter of deaths in the United States are caused by heart disease? While that statistic is staggering, the good news is that heart disease is often preventable. We can all take simple steps to reduce our risk like making physical activity part of our daily routine, and choosing spices to flavor our foods over salt.
Healthy choices coupled with regular check ups to manage existing conditions can significantly reduce, if not eliminate, your risk of heart disease. Please don’t ignore the warning signs such as shortness of breath, palpitations, a rapid heartbeat, weakness or dizziness and nausea to name a few.