February is recognized as American Heart Month. It aims to raise awareness toward heart health and urges Americans to reduce their risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease. In Indian Country, learning to live a healthy lifestyle is especially important because heart disease is the leading cause of death among American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
Follow along on the app this week for ways to identify risk factors associated with heart disease and also ways to reduce those factors. We can all begin the path of leading a healthy lifestyle today!
Also, be sure to wear red for National Wear Red Day on February 5 to further initiate the conversation about heart health!