February is American Heart Month

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February is American Heart Month.

According to the Centers for Disease Control heart disease kills 600,000 people every year in the U.S. that's one in every 4 deaths.
If you have a family history of heart disease your risk is greater.

There are some things you can do to lower that risk.

Things like getting 30 to 60 minutes of activity a day, eating healthy and not smoking.

Chest Pain Coordinator Nathan Chase says spending more time with your family can help as well.

"I think if people get back to their roots, eating with their families and sitting down. Even doing activities as families, that's something simple that you can do to increase your physical activity. Go for a picnic and take a walk," Chase said.

On Friday, Flowers Hospital will join hospitals across the country in wearing red for American Heart Month.