American Heart Month is held every year in February. This is the time when the nation spotlights heart diseases’ daunting relevance: 1 in 3 women are diagnosed with a heart disease each year.

What can you do to lower your risk of heart disease?

  • Keep a healthy and balanced diet
  • Get regular exercise
  • Limit alcohol and smoking
  • Find ways to manage stress
  • Make sure that you get enough sleep
  • Keep an eye on your blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride

This campaign was proclaimed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.