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5 Ways to Love Your Heart

February marks American Heart Month. As the #1 killer of both men and women in the United States, don’t let this month drift by without taking a second to recognize its importance.

Learn how to love your heart and encourage others to do the same. Together with those you love and cherish you can build a healthier tomorrow.

We’ll even help you get started. Below are 5 actions you can take today to ensure that you give your heart the love that it deserves.

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  1. Take our online Heart Risk Assessment to find out your heart age. This takes just minutes to complete, but the information you gain could be worth years of life.

  2. Schedule an appointment. If you are at risk, make an appointment with a cardiologist to come up with a plan to keep your heart healthy for years to come.

  3. Start an exercise routine. Staying active is one of the best ways you can keep your heart healthy. The American Heart Association recommends getting in 150 minutes of aerobic activity a week. Every minute counts and there is no better time to start than now.

  4. Eat a Healthy Diet. We can all use a little help in the healthy eating department. New dietary guidelines this winter have emphasized the impact that healthy eating can have on our hearts. Use these tips and recipes to plan a month's worth of healthy meals.

  5. Brag about it! Don’t keep your heart healthy behaviors to yourself. Tell the world and inspire everyone around you to love their hearts, too! Tag us at Penn Heart and Vascular Center and use the hashtag #HeartHealthySelfie. We’d love to encourage you along the way!

Help us spread the word this month. Let’s motivate those we love to take small steps to keep their hearts healthy.

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The Penn Heart and Vascular blog provides the latest information on heart disease prevention, nutrition and breakthroughs in cardiovascular care.

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