Love your heart during American Heart Month – National Consumers League

February is American Heart Month and this Friday, February 5, we remind everyone to wear red to support women’s heart disease awareness. Heart disease is the number one killer of women each year, and one American dies every minute from a heart attack. By taking a few simple steps, you can reduce your risk of developing heart disease.

The President, in a proclamation issued earlier this week, reminds us that while costly and devastating, heart disease can largely be prevented. He suggests we protect our families from the disease by taking ‘responsibility for our health and that of our children – including exercising regularlymaintaining a healthy dietavoiding tobacco, and raising our children to spend more time playing outside.’

Remind your friends and family to love their heart.