American Heart Month is an important reminder of just how vital heart health is for a healthy life and helps raise awareness of heart disease and the ways we can learn about and move towards healthy heart habits. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. every year, with over 600,000 people dying from heart disease every year.

This month is all about understanding more about the risk factors for heart disease and what you can do to promote healthy heart health in your life. Risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and physical inactivity. There are a number of ways you can take care of your heart, including eating a heart-healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and prioritizing quality sleep.

Columbus Community Hospital is committed to improving the health of our community, and your heart health is important to us. Total health is a priority for us, and our Wellness Center includes resources and programs that touch many aspects of heart health, including strength and cardio equipment, water aerobics, nutrition planning with registered dieticians. In addition, the Wellness Center is hosting free cholesterol and A1C screenings this month. Exercise and health education go hand in hand to create a healthy lifestyle, and at Columbus Community Hospital, we are dedicated to providing both.

A healthy lifestyle includes promoting good heart health, and we are dedicated to providing you with the resources and care you need to live a healthier life, today.