Feb 17, 2016

Take Charge of Your Heart Health

February is National Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease is the number 1 killer of men and women across the world. According to the World Health Organization, in 2012 there were 17.5 million deaths due to cardiovascular disease, that's 3 in every 10 deaths. This month is all about raising awareness and leading people to take charge of their health. The key is that, while this is a large killer, a sizeable portion of it may be prevented through education and action.

Personally, this is a topic close to home for me. I come from a family that has a history of heart problems, so I know I need to do my part. I try to eat healthy, I don't smoke, and as you can tell from reading this blog, in the past couple of years I've done a much better job of being active. I do love to run. I run for myself and for my family. I run for my health. Every mile is motivated by leading a longer, stronger life with my family.

I'd like to share with you an infographic from the Bankers Healthcare Group and their Take Charge Initiative. It will give you some of the statistics, the symptoms, and most importantly, some of the things you can do to help prevent cardiovascular disease.

What do you do to stay heart healthy?


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