“Heart disease can impact anyone at virtually any age, so it is important to have regular checkups with your health care provider and learn more about your personals risks,” said Mussman. “Aside from visiting your doctor, there are ways to keep your heart healthy and prevent heart disease like making healthy food choices, exercising regularly and keeping your stress levels in check.”
To encourage overall health as a part of her commitment to build a stronger Illinois, Mussman has continually fought for affordable health care and to rein in prescription drug prices. As heart disease is the leading killer of both men and women in the United States, February is designated as American Heart Month to bring attention to the importance of heart health. To reduce your risk of heart disease, the American Heart Association encourages adults to make healthy food choices, manage their stress levels and aim for 150 minutes of exercise per week. To learn more about ways to keep your heart healthy visit heart.org.
“Taking care of yourself encompasses both your physical health and your overall wellness,” continued Mussman. “American Hearth Month is a great time to familiarize yourself with your personal risk factors for heart disease and commit to appropriate lifestyle changes, like quitting smoking or adding exercise into your daily routine.”
Mussman represents the 56th District, which contains portions of Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, Roselle, Rolling Meadows and Palatine.