February is American Heart Month

Tags: Physical

Go to any grocery store in February, and you’ll see an almost endless supply of heart-shaped items. Valentine’s Day may be why you see stores stocked up, but February is all about hearts for another important reason – it’s American Heart Month.

Making healthy choices to lower your risk of heart disease is a great step toward your overall wellness. Every year in the United States, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. It continues to be the leading cause of death for both men and women.

The good news? Heart disease is often preventable when you make healthy choices. Here are some quick tips on how to stay heart-healthy this American Heart month and all year long:


Eat Healthy.

Naturally Slim is an online program which helps you change how you eat instead of what you eat. Learn the skills to lose weight and keep it off forever while still eating your favorite foods. You do not even need to be enrolled in an American Airlines medical plan to participate.

If you smoke, quit and stay away from secondhand smoke.

When you’re ready to quit, American is ready to help. Knockout Nicotine will set you up with the support and supplies you need – at no cost to you.

If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.


Get active.

Even a little movement can make a difference! Check out the short video below for some great tips from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) on how to #MoveWithHeart this month and set yourself up for future success.