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It’s important to be emotionally and mentally healthy, but sometimes it’s hard to slow down and remember that your physical health is a top priority.

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During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with “Go Red for Women,” an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.

Did you know…

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.

How to be a step ahead —

  • Encourage families to make small changes, like using spices to season their food instead of salt.
  • Motivate teachers and administrators to make physical activity a part of the school day. This can help students start good habits early.
  • Ask doctors and nurses to be leaders in their communities by speaking out about ways to prevent heart disease.

You can find more facts about heart health here!