In honor of Heart Disease Awareness Month (February), here are some facts that may help you live healthier for longer. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US—especially among women. While not contagious, it is hereditary and onset can happen at any age. The earlier you understand your risk, the sooner you can take action towards prevention, and earn rewards with HumanaVitality® while you’re at it.
Heart disease is a group of conditions that affect the structure and functions of the heart. If left untreated, over time it can result in deadly events like heart attack or stroke.
Because heart disease is generally manageable, your best line of defense is education and prevention. By utilizing several features of the HumanaVitality program, you may reduce your risk of heart disease.
Improving nutrition can make direct and positive impacts on your cholesterol and blood pressure, factors that may lead to increased risk of Heart Disease. Try one of our heart-healthy recipes such as these Overnight Refrigerator Oats or Grilled Wild Salmon with Spicy Peppers, Goat Cheese, and Chives to keep your heart in good shape!
HumanaVitality is not an insurance product. This material is intended for informational use only and should not be construed as medical advice or used in place of consulting a licensed medical professional. You should consult with your doctor before making dietary changes or starting an exercise routine.
1 Fitness devices include pedometers, heart rate monitors, Your Shape® Fitness Evolved for Xbox®, and some smartphone apps.
2 Daily fitness minimums vary by device. Using a pedometer, a member must earn 10,000 steps before midnight (ET) on any given day. Using a heart rate monitor, a member must keep their heart rate at 60% of their maximum heart rate for 30 consecutive minutes. For info on other devices, please check the HumanaVitality website.
3 Members can earn 15 Vitality Points for this action a maximum of once per day
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