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Did you know February is American Heart Month? Did you know that cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of deaths in the United States and the number 1 cause of death globally?

At Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, we know it’s important to continue to raise awareness and encourage everyone to learn more about improving heart conditions.

We want you to learn more about heart health, what you can do to lower your risk of heart disease, and to share this valuable information with your loved ones.

Remember, big changes come in small steps! The first and the most important step in reducing risks for heart disease is to change your diet, for the better. This means controlling your portion sizes, eating more vegetables and fruits, choosing whole grains, and being able to differentiate between healthy and unhealthy fats. Learning more about nutrition (protein sources, lowering sodium intake) helps to curate healthier food intake and plan better meals.

To learn more, visit American Heart Association or schedule an appointment with your physician.