February is American Heart Month. It is an opportunity to take a moment to reflect on how well we care for our hearts during our busy and sometimes overwhelming lives.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America, and sadly most of us have known a family member or friend that has suffered from heart-related issues. In fact, 1 in 3 women are diagnosed with heart-related conditions every year.
The good news is that close to 80% of new cases can be prevented through education and simple lifestyle changes.
It is important that we take our heart-health seriously, and you can take the first step by reviewing this helpful information from The American Heart Association:
Learn About the Factors That Increase Your Risk for Heart Disease
Warning Signs of Heart Attack, Stroke, and Cardiac Arrest
Simple Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle
Earlier this week, I was proud to join my legislative colleagues to pass SCR 18, recognizing February 2023 as American Heart Month.
We often worry about the well-being of our family members, but it is also important to take time to focus on your own health and self-care needs.
This Valentine’s Day, take care of your heart health and help raise awareness about preventing cardiovascular disease.
As always, it is my honor to serve as your California State Senator.