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”Heart Disease Let’s Defeat, Keep A Healthy Heart Beat”
– The Fresh Quotes

There’s an epidemic rolling through America, and its killing thousands of people every year long before their time. It’s quiet, and doesn’t often send warning before it attacks, and when it does it can leave you weak, hurting, and in the most severe cases, dead on the ground. Everyone is susceptible to it, especially men, and it’s taken out everyone from the most sedentary desk worker to professional joggers. Heart Health month encourages you to combat heart disease and add precious years to your life.

History of Heart Month
Heart Month came about thanks to the CDC, the Center For Disease Control, in response to the rising number of deaths related to cardiovascular disease, more commonly known as heart disease. It is far and away the leading cause of death for men and women, and it doesn’t matter what your background is, you still need to be on the watch for this silent killer. Heart disease isn’t actually just one disease, but a number of different diseases that all fall under this category.

Angina, myocardial infarction (that’s a heart attack for you layman out there), hypertensive heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, venous thrombosis, valvular heart disease… you get the idea, there’s a lot of these silent killers out there, but the good news is that 90% of them are preventable. Some of them require extra exercise and monitoring the intake of such things as tobacco smoke and alcohol. Eating Healthy is one of the biggest weapons we have against this terrible killer, but taking care of obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and monitoring alcohol consumption are the ones that really can take a chunk out of your vulnerability.

How to celebrate Heart Month
Celebrate Heart Month by taking care of your heart. It effects every aspect of your life, and as the disease progresses it can really take a chunk out of the fun in life. It makes it hard to get out and enjoy things like hiking, even just walking, and ultimately you’re most at risk when you’re having the most fun. All of this can be mitigated and even mostly eliminated if you just take time to address your diet and make sure you get out and exercise once in a while. No one wants to die of a myocardial infarction while they’re engaged in sexual congress with their partner, now do they? Where are you going? Ah… we thought that’d get your attention. Have a nice jog!

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