If you're like most people in El Paso, you like to indulge in the Mexican food, amirite? Well I have some shocking news for you. Turns out all those delicious gorditas, enchiladas, and tacos aren't exactly the healthiest things on the planet. What I'm saying is, you could probably use a quick check on your heart.

February is Heart Month and the Hospitals of Providence want to help you stay heart healthy. They say that through prevention, education and treatment, you can.

Whether you're 8 or 80, having a healthy heart is really important. To do that, you need to have it screened. You can get that done with the Hospitals of Providence. Heart Health Screening event. It's free to the public and it's happening on Saturday, February 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at The Hospitals of Providence Imaging Center East on Trawood.

If you're wondering if you should bother, you should know that according to the CDC, heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in the United States. The good news is that you can lower your risk for heart disease very easily with just a few lifestyle changes.

You need to, stop me if you've heard this before, exercise, control your diet, and stop smoking. At the heart screening event, you'll get your body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels checked. To get the best results, HOP officials say you should fast for the most accurate results.

WHAT: The Hospitals of Providence Free Heart Health Screening event
WHERE: The Hospitals of Providence Imaging Center East, 2400 Trawood
WHEN: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm. Saturday, February 8

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