Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Rescue-One Training for Life is proudly participating in American Heart Month. Locally, 3.3% of all adults are affected by heart disease.
You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease.
To lower your risk:
- Watch your weight.
- Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
- Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
- Get active and eat healthy.
How you can get involved…
- Urge local community members to learn CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator). These skills can help save the life of someone who has sudden cardiac arrest.
- Make small changes in your own habits. like using spices to season their food instead of salt.
- Motivate your family and friends to make physical activity a part of every day.
- Learn the signs and symptoms of Heart Attache & Stroke
American Health Rankings – Maryland Report (https://www.americashealthrankings.org/explore/annual/measure/CHD/state/MD)