Start Living Heart Smart

Feb 01, 2016

HeartSmart_Blog1.pngAs we’re sure you’ve noticed, February is all about YOUR heart. Here at Physicians East, we are excited to launch our first ever “Start Living Heart Smart” campaign. For the entire month of February­ – which not-so-coincidentally, is National Heart Month – We will talk about heart disease, prevention, risk factors and the importance of heart screenings. We will also be sharing some tips on how you can Start Living Heart Smart every day. So be on the lookout for exercise tips, great Heart Smart recipes and several patient education articles to help keep you better informed about heart disease and what you can do to prevent it. Below are a few tips to get you started. While these statistics certainly are cause for concern, hopefully they serve as the first step in a major wake up call that each and every one of us could use.

Things you need to know about heart disease in America

  • 1 in every 4 deaths is a result of a heart attack
  • Heart disease is the number one cause of death in BOTH women and men
  • Every 30 seconds someone experiences a heart attack
  • Every 60 seconds someone dies of a heart attack
  • Heart disease kills more lives than all forms of cancer combined
  • Heart disease is an umbrella term for multiple forms of the disease, Coronary Heart Disease is the most common
  • 80% of heart disease cases can be prevented with just a few simple lifestyle changes

So let’s work together to change the way we are looking at heart disease and open our eyes to a new approach of living. Start Living Heart Smart. Be sure to like our Facebook Page and keep coming back to our site all month long as we work together to navigate this new chapter of living Heart Smart. Please feel free to reach out to us at any time if you feel you may be at risk or would like to speak to one of our physicians about any concerns you might have about your heart health. We are here to help you live a life your heart will love.

 

 
Sources:
The Heart Foundation www.theheartfoundation.org
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention www.CDC.gov
The American Heart Association www.Heart.org