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by Lexi Patronis, Glamour
It's February (believe it or not), so that means it's officially that time of year again: American Heart Month and Go Red for Women (hey, are you wearing red today?).
Heart disease is the number-one killer of women, and more than 42 million women are currently living with some for of cardiovascular illness--so it's important that we work to keep our hearts healthy! With that in mind, here are a few of the things you can do right now to give your heart a boost:
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1) Know the signs of a heart attack. So many of us are guilty of thinking a heart attack is something that happens to someone else--someone who's older, doesn't exercise as much, doesn't eat well--but it can happen to anyone. And as Elizabeth Banks' hilarious video points out (seriously, go watch!), women are often so busy taking care of other people and their busy lives, they might not know that nausea, hot flashes, and chest pressure are signs of a heart