Happy Valentine’s Day to your heart

Published 7:04 pm Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day is meant as a day to show love to a significant other, and couples around the country are doing just that today. That love can be shown through a box of chocolates, a card or a nice, unexpected gift.

That makes it a fitting time to talk about the heart and February is American Heart Month. The month is meant to remind Americans to take care of their heart by eating right and exercising.  According to the American Heart Association, about 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, which averages out to a death every 38 seconds.

An estimated 1 million people will have a heart attack or die from a coronary disease this year and 795,000 people will have a stroke this year, according to the American Heart Association.

Those numbers are terrifying.

We’re all busy, but it’s important to take a few minutes each day to get some walking or running in.

And when you eat, think twice about what you’re putting in your body.

We’ve written several times about New Year’s Resolutions this year, and the most popular is always getting in shape. By this time of the year, many have given up on those resolutions, but getting in shape can start at any time.

Valentine’s Day is a day about love, and we hope everyone gets to spend time with their husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend or significant other. But we also hope you’ll think about your heart and how your choices today could affect you and your loved ones tomorrow.