Love IS in the air in the month of February. Everywhere we turn we see symbols of love. Hearts, flowers, candies, cupid, and adorable stuffed animals fill the shelves of stores nationwide. Giggles wants all of those hearts that we see to be a BIG REMINDER that we all need to take very good care of our own hearts. After all, February is American Heart Month. Sadly, heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in America.
How can we take better care of our hearts? Giggles says that a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables and low in sodium and saturated fat will make for a healthier heart. Giggles also knows it is important to schedule routine checkups with your doctor to discuss heart health and have annual tests ran to check your health, even if you don’t feel bad. Exercise plays a vital role in heart health. Giggles tries to get in a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise three days a week to keep his heart in tip-top shape. Please join Giggles this month to spread awareness by wearing red on Friday, February 3, 2017, to remind to practice a heart healthy lifestyle