Prevention of Heart Disease Focus of American Heart Month [VIDEO]
ST. CLOUD -- February is American Heart Month, a time to focus on preventing issues like heart disease.
All month, staff at CentraCare Health have been stressing the concern of heart disease.
Kathleen Mahon is a Nurse Practitioner at the CentraCare Heart and Vascular Center. She says besides exercise, meditation is a good way to help prevent stress to the heart.
"The mind and heart are linked, so if you're angry it immediately reflects in your heart," says Mahon.
Mahon says a combination of stress management, healthy diet and exercise will limit your chance of heart disease.
"Doing all these things together are important," says Mahon.
Mahon says that just 20 minutes a day of either exercise or meditation can significantly limit your chance of heart disease.