Building a stronger, safer Texas is at the heart of everything we do at Texas Mutual. It's a mission that is driven by our commitment to support the education, safety and wellness of our communities across Texas. When it comes to wellness, we know that heart health is fundamental. February is Heart Month, which is a time to learn the impact of heart disease and recognize what it takes to be heart healthy. As you celebrate Valentine's Day this year with your loved ones, we want to help you keep your heart in mind in recognition of Heart Month.
Read our tips below for a healthier heart:
Learn the signs: Heart attacks, cardiac arrest and strokes are life-threatening emergencies, so every second counts. Call 9-1-1 immediately if you experience any of the warning signs.
Follow Life's Simple 7: The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends seven easy-to-embrace tips for reducing your risk of heart disease. Life's Simple 7 include getting active, controlling your cholesterol, eating better, managing your blood pressure, maintaining a healthy weight, reducing your blood sugar and giving up smoking.
Know your heart score: AHA medical experts designed the My Life Check tool to help you assess your heart health and move closer to your personal health goals. Simply provide some basic information about yourself, answer seven questions and get your heart score.
Focus on workplace wellness: We spend most of our waking hours at work. If we want to follow Life's Simple 7, we have to learn to do it on the job, as well as at home. Employers can help by offering a workplace wellness program. The AHA offers a free suite of evidence-based tools to help you get the most out of your program.
Life is why
The AHA is on a mission to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent and reduce deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent, by the year 2020. Texas Mutual is proud to support their mission.