The money that was raised is to be used to help raise awareness of heart disease and strokes. The 2020 Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan hopes to reduce heart disease deaths in Oklahoma by 11 percent by 2020.
This month is American Heart Health Month and according to a new report, almost half of American adults are impacted by some type of heart disease. "If there are symptoms that are present and you have risk factors, particularly, you should be concerned about it".
February marks the beginning of American Heart Month, a federally designated month that is a great way to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and commit to healthy lifestyles to help fight the number one killer in the state of Florida and the nation - Heart Disease.
Factors like genetics and age can't be changed; however, you can take extra caution to try and control genetic factors with choices you make every day. You might be able to make lifestyle changes (like changing your diet and increasing your activity level or exercising more often) to lower your cholesterol and stay healthy. Making these changes can be critical to your health. While almost 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented through education and lifestyle changes, cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman's greatest health threat. Additionally, choosing a health insurance plan with low-cost screenings and no-to-low out-of-pocket costs for blood pressure, cholesterol and tobacco cessation medications may help prevent major issues down the road. Let's take aim at these five goals that will improve.