By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

“Heart disease kills over a half million people every year. It’s no surprise February is Heart Awareness month. Together, we all can prevent and cardiovascular disease (CVD), one step at a time,” says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna.

Give your Valentine a gift of health by joining Power of Fitness in Palm Desert. Not only is exercise good for the heart, it makes you look and feel better about yourself!

First, check with your Doctor. And then monitor your blood pressure. High blood pressure often has no symptoms, so be sure to have it checked on a regular basis.


Get your cholesterol checked and eat a healthy diet. Choosing healthful meal and snack options can help you avoid CVD and its complications.

Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight or obese can increase your risk for CVD. Exercise regularly. Physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight and lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

Don’t smoke. Cigarette smoking greatly increases your risk for CVD. Limit alcohol use. Avoid drinking too much alcohol, which can increase your blood pressure.

Power of Fitness has over 13,000 s.f. of fitness and exercise equipment, over 35 small group training classes and seminars keeping members engaged and informed. They have certified personal trainers, custom nutrition and exercise programs, and group health and fitness classes. 

Contact Power of Fitness GM Ken Ebner at 760.770.9393 or come by at 72750 Dinah Shore Dr. Palm Desert.

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