Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) February 19, 2013
The month of February marks a time of awareness for heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year 1 out of every 4 deaths that occur in the United States are due to heart disease, or about 600,000 people die from the condition. These statistics are staggering, but the disease is preventable. The agents at American Best Agency are committed to spreading the word to the local community on what they can do to avoid the disease all together.
Heart disease is brought on by a variety of factors that are unhealthy for the body and heart. For example, smoking, high cholesterol, low physical activity, obesity, and more can affect the conditions and functions of the heart. If left untreated, heart disease can strike. American Best Agency encourages residents to follow these healthy living tips so they don’t become a statistic in the future:
Smoking increases the risk for heart disease, so by eliminating this bad habit, one can lower their blood pressure and bad cholesterol. Also, avoid second hand smoke.
Switching over from processed foods can make a difference in blood pressure and overall health due to the decrease of high sodium.
Every step makes a difference. Try parking further away from the office or taking a walk after lunch.
Encourage family and friends to join in on the new diet and exercise plan. Having company while getting healthy can help maintain motivation.
This can be an overwhelming process, but high stress can affect the heart negatively too. Learn to relax and take it one step at a time. Always get a good night's sleep and make the daily exercise routines fun. Change isn’t always easy, but staying on track is key to a healthy heart.
At American Best Agency, they believe it is everyone’s responsibility to inform others of the risks and the actions that can be taken to minimize heart disease. A simple conversation could save someone’s life. The agency encourages residents to schedule and keep annual exam appointments with their doctors. Asking for numbers regarding blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate, blood glucose, and weight are important on the journey to a healthy heart. In addition to protecting the heart, the agency wants to help protect the health of the community with reliable health insurance. For more information, contact them at 877-889-8328.
About American Best Agency:
Established in 1998, American Best Agency has quickly grown to one of the largest providers of personal and business insurance in Nevada. The agency’s professional staff is focused on providing its clients – and the local community – with the highest quality coverage products, prompt services, and competitive Nevada insurance quotes. Service, whether it is in response to an insurance claim or general question, is the most important value American Best Agency offers you. The agency works hard to build trusted relationships with its customers, striving to make you feel both comfortable with and confident in their abilities by acting as your consultant.