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February is American Heart Month

Posted by Orville Caval at Feb 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Raise awareness about heart health and urge those around you to prevent heart disease. #OurHearts are healthier together. Join us!

Research shows that we're more successful at meeting personal health goals when we join forces with others. That's why we're asking you to join the #OurHearts movement--a national initiative to encourage people to be heart healthy together. Get Involved!

This year, the weekly themes include:

Week 

Theme

Ideas

1

Be physically active together

Share how you’re moving more with others. Have walking meetings. Start a walking club with your church group. Join an exercise class with a neighbor. Share on social media!

2

Eat healthier together

Share heart healthy recipes with friends. Go grocery shopping with your family for healthy ingredients. Make a heart healthy meal for a potluck. Share on social media!

3

Track your heart health stats together

Remind each other to keep a log of your blood pressure, healthy weight goals, and physical activity. Share on social media!

4

Manage stress, sleep better, and quit smoking together

Use your support “squad” to remind each other to stick to the same bedtime every night. Do a stress reducing activity like yoga or meditation together. Tell a friend you’re quitting smoking and ask for their support. Share on social media!

 

For other ideas on how to spread heart health messages, read this fact sheet from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

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