USPS Retiree E-Newsletter

Heart Health Month

February is National Heart Month. Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.  Nearly 1 in 4 deaths in the United Stares are caused by heart disease - that's about 610,000 people per year. We have the power to change these numbers by decreasing cardiac and stroke events.

How can you maintain a healthy heart? During the month, start taking action to improve your heart health. Here are some simple ways to take action and protect your health: 
  • Don’t smoke
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • Know your numbers (blood pressure, cholesterol, etc)
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Visit your doctor if there is concern
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