Protect your wellness during Heart Health Month
With Heart Health Month underway, we want to be sure that everyone understands the warning signs and risk factors of developing heart disease, and that everyone is able to craft a plan of action to protect their own and their loved ones’ health and well-being.
Heart disease is the number one medical issue facing Americans over the age of 35 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recognizing symptoms and risks, making lifestyle changes and getting timely care can save lives. Most people are not aware of this fact and fail to recognize their own risk factors for heart disease. In fact, nearly 50% of adults have a condition that increases their risk of heart disease. For racial and ethnic minorities, this can be even more problematic according to a report by the American Heart Association.
Because one of the most stunning parts of heart disease is its sudden nature, we must take care of the loved ones in our lives by making sure that if something were to happen, their voices would be heard and their preferences accessible.
MyDirectives helps people create a digital emergency, critical and advance care plan so that every person can be confident their wishes will be known. And since the best plans these days are digital, you can even attach video messages to your plan so your voice can truly be heard – literally!
The first step is easy – you and your loved ones can visit MyDirectives.com or MyDirectives MOBILE. Next, you will be prompted to answer such questions as identifying primary health care agents (those who can speak for you if necessary) and your preferences. That’s all it takes for anyone to create a personalized, accessible advance care plan.