February is National Heart Health Month

Give your heart a little TLC by celebrating National Heart Health Month. Each February, we raise awareness about heart health and urge residents to lower their risk for developing heart disease by making healthy changes. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. In Prince George’s County, heart disease is the leading cause of death and accounts for about one-fourth of all deaths.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact us at wellness@pgparks.com.

To lower your risk, follow these simple tips:

  • Watch your weight
  • Get active and eat healthily
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke
  • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation

For more information about National Heart Health Month, visit https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/heart-month.

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