Adopt New, Healthy Habits during Heart Health Month

Four food and activity photos are labelled Eat Smart, Add Color, Move More, and Be Well.


According to the American Heart Association (AHA), “cardiovascular disease—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure—is responsible for one out of every three deaths. It is the No. 1 killer of American women and men, and it is a leading cause of serious illness and disability.”

The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when you make healthy choices and manage health conditions. And here’s a bonus: repeatedly, research supports that what’s good for your heart is also good for your brain!

February—American Heart Health Month—is a great time to assess what you can do to prevent and address cardiovascular disease. Here are some fun and easy tips you can adopt and incorporate into your daily routine that deliver positive results. The AHA’s Healthy for Good™ EAT SMART! ADD COLOR! MOVE MORE! BE WELL! approach is a good guide.