Valentine’s Day Hangover

Reverse Heart Disease cardiac rehabilitation programValentine’s Day Hangover

Chocolates, candy, indulgence in food and lots of love are what February is all about. But is all this good for the heart? February is Heart month, and heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death of men and women, yet it is the number one preventable disease. Neglect is responsible for cardiovascular disease being the number one killer.

It is six weeks in from our New Year’s resolutions. Somehow, Valentine’s Day seems to an excuse to forget about those previous goals of a heart healthy lifestyle. People may stray from their goals of a heart healthy lifestyle to indulge is extravagant meals and sweet treats. It can give a lot of people license to disregard their goals completely and resort back to old habits. There’s nothing like a gentle nudge or reminder at this point in the year to put you back on track. What better month than Heart month to do that.

Too many times individuals may be given a clean bill of health yet their risk of heart disease is still high. They visit thier family doctor’s office and and are told everything is ok. We can detect sub clinically what is going on inside the arterial walls. Too many times people leave their health in their doctor’s hands. People have to take responsibility for their health as the best heart attack is the one that never happens.

Take this time of the year to reassess where you are. What is working and what is not working. Then discuss why not or why it is. If you don’t have these check points in the year pretty soon it is months or years that go by where we neglect. Don’t worry what we did in the past or yesterday. Today is a new day and let’s get back on track.

I would like to wish everyone a happy heart month.
To your heart health success.

Diamond Fernandes

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