If you haven't already heard, February is American Heart Month. I've been reading a lot about this in the past few days (you'll see below why). But, one of the statistics that I found interesting was that every 25 seconds, an American will have a coronary event (likely a heart attack). This stat is right from the CDC website.
You probably already knew that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of disability. About 2 weeks ago, the American Heart Association started a new educational program called "Life's Simple 7." These are seven factors associated with ideal heart health. The areas they emphasize include Get Active, Eat Better, Lose Weight, Stop Smoking, Control Cholesterol, Manage Blood Pressure, and Reduce Blood Sugar.
You can get more details on these areas over on their website. In an effort to help spread the word on these concepts, I had a television interview on local TV news on February 1st, 2010 talking about American Heart Month and these seven factors. You can see the video below. (If you find the video useful, I encourage you to check out other tv interviews I've had on other health topics at MikeSevilla.TV).