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Heart Fact #29

Your Heart Fact for February 29th.  Glad it was leap year so we are able to give you an extra fact. By adding one hour of regular, vigorous physical activity, adults may gain up to two hours of life expectancy.  Start by including more physical activity into your daily routine. Take a walk, ride a... Read more »

Heart Fact #26

Your heart fact for February 26th. During a heart check up, your doctor takes a careful look at your “numbers,” including your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, your blood pressure and more. Knowing your numbers is an important part of keeping your heart-healthy. It can help you and your doctor know your risks and mark the... Read more »

Heart Fact #25

Your Heart Fact for February 25th. The American Heart Association is second only to the federal government as a source of funding for cardiovascular and stroke research.  
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Heart Fact #24

Your heart fact for February 24th. About 36.6 million American adults have cholesterol levels of 240 or higher — the point at which it becomes a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke. Your total cholesterol should be below 200, and your HDL (good) cholesterol should be 40 or higher.

Heart Fact #22

Your heart Fact for February 22nd. Nationally, about 21 cents of every dollar contributed to the American Heart Association is used to fund cardiovascular disease and stroke research.

Heart Fact #20

Heart Fact for February 20th. One of the best ways to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease is to start getting regular, moderate exercise, at least 30 minutes a day, most days of the week. Even if you are not training for a marathon and running for the American Heart Association, you should exercise 4 days... Read more »
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Heart Fact #19

Your heart fact for February 19th. An estimated 25.1 million men and 20.9 million women increase their risk of heart attack and stroke by smoking cigarettes.

Heart Fact #14

Your heart fact for February 14th, Valentine day: Choose to beat heart disease this year. Whether it’s eating healthier, exercising more, reducing your cholesterol, or quitting smoking, and turn your personal choices into life-saving actions. You can still register to run the Bank of America marathon for the American Heart Association.

Heart Fact #13

Your Heart Fact for February 13th Too many lives have and will be cut short from heart disease and its risk factors; however, early detection, lifestyle changes, and other intervention can improve certain conditions You want a real lifestyle change, run the Bank of America marathon in October as a charity runner for the American... Read more »
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Heart Fact #9

Heart Fact February 9th, If you or someone you know shows signs of heart attack or stroke, call 9-1-1 right away. An Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team can begin treatment when it arrives. That means treatment can begin sooner than it would if the patient arrived at the hospital by car. What’s more, the EMS... Read more »