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Take Heart: You’re the Cure

Take Heart: You’re the Cure

Heart disease, including stroke, is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, heart disease triggers one in four deaths. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions.

To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects Sam Houston Electric Cooperative joins the nation this February to mark American Heart Month.

Make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Already have heart disease? Controlling or preventing risk factors remains important. To lower your risk:

• Watch your weight.

• Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.

• Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.

• If you drink alcohol, drink in moderation.

• Get active and eat healthy.

Learn more at www.yourethecure.org or www.heart.org.