Happy Heart Day!

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

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.