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American Heart Month

February American Heart MonthHow Will You Celebrate The Month?

Love is certainly in the air this month, and you will likely see more hearts and red and pink candies and cards in the next few weeks than at any other time of year. When you look at the multitude of heart shaped items, let it serve as a reminder to think about the muscular organ in your body inspiring them. February is not just home to Valentine’s Day, it is also American Heart Month.

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death among both women and men in the United States. Yet, many people do not know their risk for cardiovascular disease or how to minimize it. To help, here are a few steps you should take.

  • Check your cholesterol and blood pressure. You can check your blood pressure at your pharmacy or doctor’s office. Ensure your doctor checks your cholesterol at least every few years.
  • Work to eat a more healthful, better-balanced diet.
  • Exercise (walking counts!) for at least thirty minutes every day.
  • Quit smoking as soon as possible. If you do not smoke, do not start.
  • Minimize your drinking to two drinks or fewer a day to reduce your blood pressure.
  • Work to manage your weight. Check your body mass index, and if you are not within healthy limits put on or lose weight at a rate that is sustainable and healthy for your body until you reach a healthy weight.

While you work on protecting your body, let the professionals help you get the coverage you need to be protected in other areas of your life. Contact Global Financial & Insurance Services in Irving for all of your Texas life insurance and other insurance needs. Our team of expert agents is available to get you the comprehensive coverage you need for peace of mind this year. Call us today!