February is American Heart Month, I think this is a good time to talk about heart health.

Fayette County continues to rank as 92 out of 92 Indiana counties for poor health. We continue with negative health behaviors that contribute to chronic disease. Did you know that 23 percent of adults continue to smoke in our community and 35 percent of Medicare recipients have heart disease? Many of us struggle with obesity which is a risk factor for chronic health disease including diabetes and heart disease.

Rhonda Friend is the Fayette County Purdue Extension Educator.