(Fort Valley, GA)-With American Heart Month looming, discussion has been raised by several health organizations about ways to prevent heart disease and maintain good health. Healthfinder.gov, released an article on February 1st detailing the severity of heat disease and how it can be prevented. The website reported that 1 in 4 deaths in American are caused by heat disease every year and urges for discussions to be held in various communities around the nation about ways to prevent the disease.
Healthfinder.gov created a list of ways to raise awareness about heart disease in our everyday lives.
- Encourage families to make small changes, like using spices to season their food instead of salt.
- Motivate teachers and administrators to make physical activity a part of the school day. This can help students start good habits early.
- Ask doctors and nurses to be leaders in their communities by speaking out about ways to prevent heart disease.
For more information on American Heart Month and ways to prevent heart disease, visit healthfinder.gov.
I also spoke with Ms. Karlisha Booze, former news anchor and current Media Studies Professor at Fort Valley State University, about the importance of American Heart Month.