3 Ways for African Americans to Improve their Health

Last week, Americans were expected to spend a record $19.6 billion on Valentine’s Day. Of course, most of that money is spent on someone else. While candy, flowers and lavish gifts top the most popular V-Day splurges, one of the best things you can do for you and people around you, is give the gift of better heart health.

This is especially true for African Americans, who are far more likely to have cardiovascular problems in their lifetime. Nearly half of African Americans (44 percent of men and 48 percent of women), have some form of heart disease, and because African Americans are more inclined to develop complications earlier in life, there is a much greater chance of experiencing life-threatening complications.

So, what can you do to stave off heart trouble? The short answer is, a lot. Most…

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