Heart Health Month is here, and we are ready to start the party! Every February, people around the world celebrate Heart Health Month, raising awareness for cardiovascular disease and celebrating the body’s most vital organ— the heart.
Cardiovascular disease is one of the deadliest killers in the world. On average, around 17.9 million people worldwide die of cardiovascular disease each year— accounting for 31% of all deaths. Likewise, the United States has nearly 610,000 deaths because of heart disease.
Although the numbers are high, together, we can make small changes every day to help prevent heart disease. Controlling and lowering risk factors can help in the long run, and there’s a variety of ways to do so:
- Maintain a healthy body weight
- Quit smoking or avoid secondhand smoke
- Maintain healthy cholesterol levels and blood pressure numbers
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation
- Eat healthy
- Be active
Synergy has two important goals for heart health month: to support healthy hearts, and celebrate its amazing presence in the body. As your body’s hardest-working muscle, your heart deserves special care and attention.
This month, we renew our pledge to do our part to raise awareness about heart care, to make a difference in the health of others, and to spread helpful information and motivation when it comes to your beautiful heart.