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Andalusia Health celebrating American Heart Month in February

Leap Year gives an extra day, but Andalusia Health cardiologist Dr. Gregory Price said a healthy heart can give you extra years. That’s why Andalusia Health is celebrating American Heart Month every single day during February.

“Why is your heart so deserving of this much attention?” Price asked. “Simply put, your heart is one of the most essential parts of your body. It’s one of the hardest working muscles you’ve got – ticking around the clock to keep you going and only taking a break when you relax or sleep. There’s a lot riding on it, so it’s important to think smart when it comes to your heart.”

Price said unfortunately, the heart is also one of the most vulnerable parts of a person’s body.

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women, with one in four people dying of it each year.

“In fact, more women die of heart disease than from most cancers combined,” Price said. “So, it’s important to treat your heart well and do everything you can to ensure that it stays healthy for the long run. Andalusia Health’s social pages are packed with tips, ideas, information and more to help you on your heart health journey.” There’s so much you can do to take care of your heart, including:

• Establishing healthy eating habits

• Engaging in regular physical activity

• Knowing your family medical history

• Understanding the warning signs and symptoms of heart attacks

• Maintaining a healthy weight

• Staying on top of numbers like cholesterol and blood pressure

• Ensuring that you’re getting enough sleep and

• Eliminating excess stress.

“From recipes and new exercise ideas to essential info on warning signs and fun facts about your heart you may have never known, you won’t want to miss it,” Price said. “So, sharpen the focus on your own health and join Andalusia Health for heart health tips this February. Your heart will thank you.”

If you would like to speak to a provider about your heart health, Andalusia Health can help. Visit the “Find a Provider” tab at AndalusiaHealth.com to schedule an appointment.

Throughout the month of February, check out of Facebook page for heart healthy tips.