When we take care of #OurHearts as part of our self-care, we set an example for those around us to do the same. Keep reading to learn ways to get involved.
About American Heart Month: Ways to Get Involved
Each February, NHLBI and The Heart Truth® celebrate American Heart Month by motivating Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease. Focusing on your heart health has never been more important. People with poor cardiovascular health are also at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
Research shows that we're more successful at meeting personal health goals when we join forces with others. When we take care of #OurHearts as part of our self-care, we set an example for those around us to do the same. Inspire and motivate yourself and those you love to make heart health a regular part of your self-care routine.
Join the #OurHearts Movement
#OurHearts is an inspiring way for The Heart Truth® to encourage and motivate everyone to adopt heart-healthy behaviors, together. Research shows having social support and personal networks makes getting regular physical activity, eating healthy, losing weight, and quitting smoking easier.
Learn how you and your friends, family, and coworkers can support each other to be heart-healthy, even if you can’t be physically together.
Learn about heart disease and ways you can protect your heart — such as moving more, eating a healthy diet, quitting smoking, reducing stress, and sleeping better.
Studies show that having positive, close relationships benefits your heart health. Find #OurHearts resources to share with your community to help motivate each other to get heart healthy.
Throughout the month of February we'll be sharing information about heart disease, the importance of social support for reaching heart health goals, educational materials!