February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and an imperative time to highlight the importance of efforts to improve heart health.  Nuestra Clinica del Valle, Inc., a patient-centered medical home, is proudly participating in American Heart Month. We are here to help you put knowledge and action together as you navigate your health journey.  Approximately 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that is 1 in every 4 deaths.  Unhealthy lifestyle choices combined with rising obesity rates in both kids and adults have increased the population of those affected by heart disease.  The good news is that heart disease is preventable in most cases with healthy choices, which include not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, controlling blood sugar and cholesterol, treating high blood pressure, getting at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week and getting regular checkups.  Schedule your heart-health screening today at Nuestra Clinica del Valle, Inc.  For more information, please call one of our offices closest to you.


Content source: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health PromotionDivision for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention