Matters of the heart
Many of our thoughts go to love and romance in February, thanks to Valentine’s Day. It brings a little warmth to a very cold month, doesn’t it?
The heart is the universal symbol of love, which is probably why the American Heart Association chose this month to observe American Heart Month. And, from the following statistics, heart health may not be getting the “love” it deserves in our country:
Now consider that the leading cause of personal bankruptcy in our country — by a long shot — is medical expenses!3 (78% of those who filed did have insurance, by the way.) All of this certainly provides a lot of motivation to take better care of ourselves.
No wonder the American Heart Association is behind a nationwide movement in support of healthier communities and healthier lives! Help honor American Heart Month by making your health and well-being a priority. There’s only one you, let’s make it the best you possible!
This month’s authors have some great information to help you on your way. Terry Lemerond shares information on two must-have supplements for a healthy heart. Cathy Clark encourages us to try Pilates, which can provide core stability and staying power. And James Carnes takes a closer look at the mind-body connection: how our minds can directly affect our physical health and wellness. These are just a few examples of the great articles we have to share with you this month. Please read on for more!
Here’s to healthier communities and healthier lives … take good care of yourself!
In health and happiness,
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm.
2. National Business Group on Health, http://cbsnews.com/8301-505146_162-39940799/how-much-would-a-heart-attack-cost-you/.
3. Clear Bankruptcy, LLC, http://clearbankruptcy.com/financial-literacy/10-leading-causes-of -bankruptcy.aspx.