February is not only the month of love but also the month to celebrate and raise awareness about heart health. As we enter Heart Health Month, we must recognize our role in safeguarding our cardiovascular well-being. At Denise Davis TWFG, supporting the well-being of our community is essential. We’re committed to providing information and resources to help everyone live to their full potential.

Why Heart Health Matters:

According to the CDC, heart disease remains the leading cause of death, claiming the lives of over 675,000 each year. That’s every 1 in 5 deaths. The severity underscores the critical importance of proactive heart health management. Embracing healthy lifestyle habits, routine screenings, and early detection are instrumental in mitigating the risks associated with cardiovascular issues. Various studies have found that uninsured individuals receive less care for cardiovascular conditions and do not obtain control of their risk factors. Therefore, placing them at risk of heart attack, stroke, or, in severe situations, death. Read along as we discuss how specific lifestyle changes can help you control your risk factors and save your heart. It’s never too late to take action to improve your health. 

Preventive Care for Heart Health:

We understand the significance of preventive care in combating heart disease. We’re dedicated to empowering you on your heart health journey by providing information to help you. Here are some key aspects to consider:

Routine Check-ups: Regular visits to healthcare providers for blood pressure monitoring, cholesterol screenings, and heart health assessments are pivotal in early detection and prevention. An estimated 46% of adults with high blood pressure are unaware that they have the condition.

Get Healthy Sleep: Adults typically need around 7-9 hours of sleep each night. While asleep, your cells, tissues, and blood vessels heal, leading to a stronger body that fights cognitive decline and cardiovascular disease. 

Quit Tobacco: Tobacco claims the lives of approximately 8 million people yearly, making it one of the most significant public health threats worldwide. Smoking is the most preventable cause of death; within one year of users quitting, they lower their risk of heart disease by 50%. 

Be More Active: Physical activity is proven to help manage and prevent many diseases and hypertension, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and quality of life. For many, walking is the best place to start. Set small goals for yourself, gradually increasing the intensity of your activities. 

Managing Stress: Stress happens at home, work, and even within ourselves. It is important to know how to manage the stress in your life to maintain your mental and physical well-being. Exercising regularly, connecting with others, and getting enough sleep can help control stress. 

Take Charge of Your Heart Health

We encourage you to take proactive steps toward nurturing your heart health. Whether scheduling routine screenings, embracing healthy lifestyle choices, or exploring insurance options tailored to your needs, prioritizing your heart today can safeguard your vitality for years.  

Heart Health Month serves as a reminder of the significance of cardiovascular wellness and the vital role we can play in supporting ourselves on our health journeys. Let’s work together towards healthier hearts and healthier tomorrows.