February has been "American Heart Month" since 1964, and this year is the 50th anniversary. The designation is meant to raise awareness about the national problem of heart disease and to inspire the public to support programs that address it.
The country has been making progress- the number of deaths in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease dropped from 924,000 in 1960 to 784,000 in 2010, while the population rose 72 percent.
American Heart Month is also a good time to learn and practice the health habits that can help prevent heart disease. Here are some health practices that are proven to help prevent heart disease: stopping smoking and losing abdominal fat, along with engaging in enjoyable stress-relieving activities such as dancing, laughing, or knitting. Also, exercising 30 minutes each day of the week is optimal.
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