American Heart Month

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FEBRUARY is American Heart Month

Chances are, we all know someone affected by heart disease and stroke, because about 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day. That’s an average of one death every 40 seconds. But together we can change that!

National Wear Red Day® is Friday, February 2, 2018! — Wear red to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and save lives.

The biggest part of living healthy comes down to simply making healthy choices. While you can’t change things like age and family history, the good news is that even modest changes to your diet and lifestyle can improve your heart health and lower your risk by as much as 80 percent.

Read these great articles. The more you click, the more you learn!

 

Did you know?

Cardiovascular diseases, which includes stroke, claim the lives of about one woman every 80 seconds unnecessarily — because about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable with education and action.

Why is phyical activity so important for health and wellbeing? 

  1. It’s a natrual mood lifter.
  2. It keep you physically fit and able.
  3. It keeps the doctors away.

Being more active can help you:

  1. lower your blood pressure
  2. boost your levels of good cholesterol
  3. improve blood flow (circulation)
  4. keep your weight under control
  5. prevent bone loss that can lead to osteoporosis

Begin your healthy lifestyle journey with Go Red Get Fit!


HEART FACTS:

 

Healthy Heart Quizzes: Know the facts! Quiz yourself.


Important Dates in February

  2/1-2/28 American Heart Month

  2/2 National Wear Red Day

  2/4 World Cancer Day

  2/14 Valentine’s Day

  2/14 National Donor Day

  2/19 President’s Day

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