Congresswoman Beatty Marks Heart Month
February is American Heart Month, a month-long campaign to raise awareness around the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States: cardiovascular disease. Emphasizing the importance of getting heart-healthy, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) declared:
“As Co-Chair of the Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition, not to mention a stroke survivor, I know all too well the importance of listening to your body and staying ‘heart-healthy.’ To that effect, there are many simple steps you can take right now to decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease, including exercising regularly, eating a balanced diet, and knowing the early warning signs. Don’t be another statistic, ‘Go Red’ this Heart Month and all year long—your heart will thank you later!”
To learn more about American Heart Month and the National ‘Go Red for Women’ Campaign, please visit the American Heart Association's website. For information on how to identify and prevent heart disease in women, visit the Women's Heart Alliance's website. Finally, be sure to join the conversation online by using #GoRed, #AmericanHeartMonth, and #HeartMonth.