February is American Heart Month, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health. The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is shining a light on hypertension (high blood pressure), a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. But you can do a lot to protect your heart and stay healthy.
Heart-healthy living involves understanding your risk, making choices, and taking steps to reduce your chances of getting heart disease, including coronary heart disease, the most common type. Coronary and other types of heart disease cause heart attacks, but by taking preventive measures, you can lower your risk of developing heart disease and also improve your overall health and well-being.
Learn more about living a heart-healthy lifestyle, our role in research and clinical trials to improve health, and where to find more information.
- Understand Your Risks
- Get Your Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Checked
- Choose Heart-Healthy Foods
- Aim for a Healthy Weight
- Manage Stress- Heart-Healthy Living
- Get Regular Physical Activity- Heart-Healthy Living
- Quit Smoking- Heart-Healthy Living
- Get Enough Good-Quality Sleep
Research shows that we’re more successful at meeting personal health goals when we join forces with others. When we take care of #OurHearts as part of our self-care, we set an example for those around us to do the same. Inspire and motivate yourself and those you love to make heart health a regular part of your self-care routine.