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February is American Heart Month and KSAT Community wants to help you get heart healthy! 

The leading cause of death in the United States is cardiovasucular disease, which includes heart disease, hypertension and stroke. Although the death rate attributed to the disease is decreasing, too few U.S. adults exhibit good cardiovascular health--including sufficient cardiovascular activity, a healthy diet and ideal blood pressure, according to the Center for Disease and Control Prevention. Nearly one in three deaths in the U.S. are attributed to cardiovasular disease. 

To check your cardiovascular health, visit www.checkmyhealthsa.com--where you will find a free online test to determine your risk of heart disease. You'll also be entered for a chance to win a free FitBit!

In support of Heart Month, KSAT will host a phone bank on February 26 where healthcare providers will be on hand take your questions concerning heart health, including the results of your risk assesment test. You'll also learn how you can get help and valuable resources if you find you're at high risk for heart disease. 

Here are a few easy tips to help keep your heart health in check,from The American Heart Association:

  • Avoid smoking
  • Exercise
  • Eat heart healthy foods 
  • Maintain a healthy weight 
  • Keep your blood pressure healthy 

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MARCH
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