The Clinic is excited to celebrate national heart health month during February! Traditionally the month for lovers and all things heart related, February also reminds us to take care of our hearts. Health systems around the country celebrate American Heart Month by helping to raise awareness in their communities about heart disease, and the Nagel Clinic is no exception. Throughout the month, the Clinic will offer tips to avoid behavior that can lead to stresses and strains on the heart, which may develop into chronic disease and shorten lifespan.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? It can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and practice proper nutritional and exercise habits. The American Heart Association advises small changes like using spices to season your food instead of salt, or adding a 15-minute walk to the beginning or end of your day to increase your daily activity and strengthen your heart. These small changes, over time, can have a big impact on your heart health. Help us spread awareness by enacting a few of these small changes into your daily routine and educating your friends and loved ones.