February is American Heart Month
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Lupine Creative Consulting, Inc. is proudly participating in American Heart Month.
The death rate due to diseases of the heart in Maryland is 167 per 100,000 population. For Washington County, Maryland the rate is 194 per 100,000 population.
Healthy lifestyle changes can lower the risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease.
Healthy lifestyle changes include:
Maintaining a healthy weight (BMI 18.6 to 24.9)
Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
Control cholesterol and blood pressure.
Drink only in moderation.
The Healthy Washington County "What's your number" campaign is
a local initiative to raise awareness and support heart health in the community.
Lupine Creative Consulting, Inc. is committed to developing and improving public health programs to educate the community and achieve better heart health outcomes in Washington County, Maryland.