Connie Britton Discusses the Importance of Heart Health

The actress shares some tips for a healthy heart live on "GMA."
1:16 | 02/07/17

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Connie Britton. Well, February is for a reason. February is American heart month and "Nashville" star Connie Britton not only here but a spokesperson for our sponsor Quaker and you have an important message because heart disease, especially for women in America, number one killer. Why is it so important to you. Well, I really like to advocate for women and I think a lot of people don't know what a huge risk this is for women and, you know, women are very frequently the heart of the family. They take care of everybody but they don't take care of themselves so I really want to encourage women, take care of yourselves. Get your hearts checked. Because you can do preventive things. Like a health healthy screen. I did. I had a healthy screening. So simple. You can do it at your next physical. Take the time to get a physical. Get your heart checked. There's simple things you can do to take care of yourself. I saw a statistic, 80% basically preventible. The number is huge because activity, change in habits. What are some of the other things. You know, exercise, and you don't have to exercise every day. I'm a mom. I know. I don't have time. But I try to exercise when I can and really eating well is such a huge part of it too. So grateful you're here. Thanks for Good morning, I'm

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