Home Care Assistance will be celebrating Heart Month throughout February. Heart disease is a prevalent and serious issue in both America and Canada for many reasons. To start, every 25 seconds an American will have a coronary event and once every minute an American will die from a heart related disease. Furthermore, heart disease and stroke are responsible for the deaths of one in every three Canadians and it is the leading cause of death among Canadian women.
It is an issue of dire importance for all people which is why it is so imperative that we properly recognize and raise awareness for Heart Month this February. Aside from understanding ways to ensure heart health like eating a proper diet, adequate exercise and not smoking or binge drinking and participating in activities like National Wear Red Day this Friday will help raise awareness around this cause. “We need to be aware, we need to keep healthy,” Sparrow Ionia Hospital Community Relations Director Laurie Tjalsma said. “We always encourage everyone to wear red.”
This February do your best to educate yourself on how to prevent and cope with the many different forms of heart disease and coronary events which currently devastate our society and many other individuals around the world. Understanding the cause of congestive Heart Failure, Heart Attack, Stroke or other cardiovascular condition is the first step toward delaying the onset of these events.