Mark McCrazy

Stress During American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, half of all Americans are now considered “at risk” for heart disease, and that number is rising. Because of the disease’s prevalence, February is designated as American Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease and prevention. To celebrate, you can concentrate on lowering your stress level.

While some risk factors for heart disease are beyond your control, there are many things you can do to maintain your heart health. One of these things is to lower your stress level. Too much stress for too long harmful to your heart.