Monday, December 29, 2014

Heart Disease and You

The holidays are typically a merry season where we spend lots of time with family and friends exchanging gifts and tasting delightful treats and just enjoying each other's company in general. It is this time of year that reminds us of how much we are loved and how full and blessed our lives are. Part of what I love so much about the holidays is that it brings family and friends together. The days are easy-going and full of laughter and yearly traditions and games. The nights are spent in front of the fire and lights of the Christmas tree with a warm drink remembering past holidays and adventures from other times in the year and viewing seasonal movies or home videos. Part of being able to enjoy this season year after year with one another is taking care of ourselves and staying healthy. So, while you are together with those you love, take the time to talk to one another about something that affects us all - Heart Disease. Heart Disease kills over 30% of our population every year. 

It is the #1 killer of men and women in the United States. 

All of us know someone affected by heart disease whether it is something as simple as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, or diabetes or something more complicated like a stroke or heart attack. Did you know that 80% of strokes and heart attacks are preventable? Learn statistics to find out if you’re at risk and what you can do to protect your heart and live a longer, healthier life and enjoy more holidays with friends and loved one!

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