Make A Date With Your Heart! February is American Heart Month, and Valentine’s Day is a great time to start taking steps to be heart-healthy.
- Prevent and control high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
- Avoid smoking and secondhand smoke.
- Limit alcohol use.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Be active.
- Eat healthy.
Consider making a healthy meal for Valentine’s Day. Serve food lower in salt and fat content, provide more fruits and vegetables, and make less sugary sweets for an overall healthy Valentine’s Day.
Spread love, not germs.
Protect yourself from the cold and flu.
- Wash hands often.
- Avoid close contact when you or someone you know is sick.
- Get your flu vaccine.