It is fitting that during the month we all celebrate Valentine’s Day, we should also be concerned about heart health. This year, instead of buying chocolates and celebrating with slogans on candied hearts, it might be wise to adopt a healthy living style and resolve to join the effort to curb the high incidence of heart disease in this country.
The statistics are sobering. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. The good news, however, is that for as many factors that can contribute to heart disease, there are numerous actions each individual can take to decrease those risks. American Heart Month offers the perfect opportunity to consult with your doctor, to learn about risks, and to resolve to change your habits, if necessary.
Diet and proper nutrition, a regular exercise program, awareness of hereditary factors and risks associated with other medical conditions, relieving stress and ensuring beneficial patterns of activity and regular sleep: All contribute to a lifestyle which can reduce the risks.
Health insurance is also something you should consider. And this month would be a good time to request a quote from the professionals at Sackett & Associates Insurance Services to ensure that your coverage will protect you in case of emergency. Call us for an appointment; we make house calls as well as scheduling business visits.