Learn How to Prevent Heart Diseases during American Heart Month

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Each February since 1963 Congress has declared February American Heart Month in an attempt to bring more awareness to heart diseases. Magazine retailer Magazines.com highlights health magazine titles in an effort to urge Americans to educate themselves on how to prevent heart diseases.

According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 killer of Americans. To help further awareness, Internet retailer Magazines.com is featuring top-selling food magazines and health magazines and urging Americans to reduce their risk factors.

Heart diseases include several heart conditions; the most common heart disease in the U.S. is coronary artery disease, which occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle become hardened and narrowed due to the buildup of plaque, a mixture of fatty substances including cholesterol. Blood flow to the heart is reduced, which reduces oxygen to the heart muscle and can lead to heart attack.

A variety of lifestyle choices greatly reduce the risk of coronary artery disease and other heart diseases. These lifestyle choices include diet and exercise.

A diet high in fat, salt and cholesterol contributes to high blood cholesterol levels and contributes to the formation of plaques in your blood vessels. Healthcare professionals recommend eating a diet low in saturated fats, sodium and cholesterol to help prevent heart disease. Find heart-healthy recipes in food magazines like Cooking Light, Vegetarian Times, Weight Watchers and Prevention.

Also high on the list of heart disease risk factors are physical inactivity, high stress and obesity, which worsen other risk factors and contribute to the development of the disease. Health care professional recommend exercising 30 minutes per day, maintaining a healthy weight and managing stress for prevention. Find practical advice on exercising, maintain a healthy weight and relieving stress in health and fitness magazines like Men's Health, Women's Health, Fitness, Self and Shape.

Magazines.com is offering up to 90 percent off the cover price on all food, health and fitness magazines and no sales tax.

About Magazines.com

Magazines.com is a privately-held company based in Franklin, Tenn. Major investors in Magazines.com are Anderson Media, one of the top U.S. wholesale distributors of magazines, music, books, and videos and Time Inc., publisher of People, Sports Illustrated and Time magazines.

With more than 1,900 titles available, Magazines.com offers people a fun, easy way to discover new magazines and helps them track subscriptions. Magazines.com is the leading independent agent selling subscriptions, serving customers online at http://www.magazines.com and by telephone at 800-MAGAZINES (800-624-2946.)

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