February is recognized as American Heart Month. Heart disease—and the conditions that lead to it—can happen at any age. High rates of obesity and high blood pressure among younger people (ages 35-64) are putting them at risk for heart disease earlier in life. Half of all Americans have at least one of the top three risk factors for heart disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking). You are in the driver’s seat when it comes to your heart. The CDC suggests the four best ways to have a healthy heart: don’t smoke, stay active, make heart-healthy eating changes, and manage health conditions with a health care provider. Contact the John Bell Health Center at 1207 Chestnut St, 3rd Floor or call 267-725-0252 to make an appointment to discuss ways to make your heart healthy.