February is American Heart Month

 
Love your Heart
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The month of February is dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease and increasing knowledge about prevention. Educate yourself on the dangers of heart disease and get on track to better heart health here!

You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk:
• Watch your weight.
• Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
• Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
• If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
• Get active and eat healthy.

For more information, call EAP at 800-322-5327 or email eap@umassmed.edu. The EAP website contains an extensive collection of resources, articles and links to help you obtain the information you need.

Resources

The American Heart Association 

February is American Heart Month – CDC.gov 

28 Days to a Healthier Heart - CDC.gov

American Heart Month: February Means Heart Disease Awareness! - HealthCentral