We Heart You

February is American Heart Month and, in honor of that, we’d love to share some facts about heart disease with you.

“Heart Disease” is actually a catchall term which could refer to many different conditions all of which related to plaque build-up in arterial walls. This increases your likelihood of stroke or heart attack. Heart disease, in fact, is the leading cause of death in the United States – causing one in four American Deaths on an annual basis.

Easy ways to prevent heart disease include good diet and exercise in order to maintain a healthy weight. If you have pre-existing conditions that may affect your heart health, ensure that you manage them with your healthcare professional. You’ll also want to make certain that you’re up on your check-ups, and that you stay current with information about your cholesterol and blood pressure (which can affect your likelihood of dealing with heart disease).

For more information about healthy living, check out resources made available by the American Heart Association.  To request a quote, contact ISU Wissink Insurance