To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Mountainlands is proudly participating in American Heart Month. We invite all employees to wear RED on Friday, February 2nd to help us raise awareness and educate our patients about this largely preventable disease.
Locally, heart disease accounts for 1 in 5 deaths in Utah. Rates are higher among non-Hispanic ethnic groups, with the highest rates among Blacks.
You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. 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 only in moderation.
- Get active and eat healthy.
For more information, visit www.heart.org.