As people wish each other a Happy Valentine’s Day, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) notes that it is also a good time to focus on your heart’s health. February is designated as American Heart Month.
“February is the month for Valentines and paper hearts, which is a good reminder to focus on the health of your real heart,” Senator Farley said, “Cardiovascular disease is something that everyone needs to be concerned about. Cardiovascular disease includes high blood pressure, coronary heart disease; congestive heart failure and stroke.”
“I encourage you to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day by becoming healthier,” Senator Farley said. “Get a check-up. Find, out your cholesterol and blood pressure levels and do something positive to change them if the numbers are too high. Employees can also talk to their bosses about incorporating healthy choices into the company cafeteria menu or asking that healthy snacks be added in the vending machines."
For more heart tips, visit the American Heart Association’s website at http://www.heart.org/ or visit the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at http://www.cdc.gov/features/heartmonth/