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Posted on: February 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] February is American Heart Month


Focusing on your heart health has never been more important.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. But you can do a lot to protect your heart. Learn more about heart-healthy living.

Prioritizing your heart can help you avoid severe illness. People with poor cardiovascular health are also at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Learn how COVID-19 affects your heart.

Self-care is heart-health care. Practicing self-care can keep our hearts healthy. Being physically active, eating healthier foods, getting enough sleep, not smoking, and finding healthy ways to reduce stress can help prevent heart disease. And, when we take care of our hearts, we set an example for those around us to do the same. Join #OurHearts in action.  


Start Planning! 

Planning Checklist: Find practical steps for planning your outreach efforts and activities through February. To download the American Heart Month Planning Checklist, please click HERE.

Celebrate National Wear Red Day® - Friday, February 4, 2022

National Wear Red Day® is the first Friday in February. Wear red and encourage others to do the same. 
Help raise awareness that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and largely preventable.

wear red day

Check out these self-care ideas for every day of the week!

7 days of self-care

For more ideas on how to share heart health information this February, visit: 25 Ways to Take Part in Heart Month.


National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute Website
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