Did you know that February is American Heart Month? Million Hearts® and The Heart Truth® are two campaigns that help support American Heart Month here in the United States. Million Hearts® is a national initiative that works to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017, while The Heart Truth® is a 28-day challenge during the month of February that encourages women to take action to lower their risk for heart disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that there are three key risk factors tied to heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol (LDL), and smoking. 49% of Americans have one or more key risk factors linked back to heart disease. It’s not too late to make the decision to change! If you would like to change your lifestyle and reduce your risk of heart disease you can start by accepting The Heart Truth Challenge. Simply go to The Heart Truth® facebook page and accept the challenge of the day. Their page is a great resource and a simple way to share how you are making changes for the better in your life.