February is Heart Health Month! Your heart is a truly amazing organ, so check the pulse on what keeps it healthy & happy!
Heart disease, and the conditions that lead to it, can happen at any age. Half of all Americans have at least one of the top three risk factors for heart disease: High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. With the rising rate of obesity and high blood pressure among America's younger demographic (35-50), monitoring the foods we eat and how often we're active may help us to combat the risk. Lets take a look at some foods that are "heart-friendly":
Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices. The Whole Wheatery strives to assist by providing education & support, as well as heart-healthy foods in bulk! Make a difference in your community: Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives.