February 1: Welcome to 28 Days of Heart Health

February 01, 2021

Each February, we mark American Heart Month – a great opportunity to focus on heart health and essential role it plays in your overall well-being, today and every day. In fact, maintaining good heart health can help you add years to your life so you can enjoy many more days to come. So, welcome to the 28 Days of Heart Health.

February 6: Know Your Numbers

February 06, 2021

One step in taking an active role in your health to help ensure a healthy life is by knowing specific numbers that play an important role for your heart.

February 10: More Numbers and a Major Risk Factor to Know

February 10, 2021

When it comes to heart health, you might hear your provider talk about your “numbers” – specifics about your health that play an important role in your heart health and determining your risk for heart disease.

February 11: Is it a sign?

February 11, 2021

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), equating to approximately one in four male deaths and one in five female deaths.

February 12: A Happy Heart is a Healthy Heart

February 12, 2021

You’ve heard the phrase, “Laughter is the best medicine,” right? There might be more truth to it than you think. Not only is laughter free, but research shows that laughing can strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, alleviate pain and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. How, you might ask?

Time Out: Does Your Heart Need a Break?

February 14, 2021

You wake up early, start making breakfast and lunches so you can get the kids fed, dressed and ready for the school day. Follow that with eight or more hours at work, sandwiched between any other obligations you may have. Once you finally get to the end of the day, there’s still dinner to be made, dishes to be cleaned and baths to be taken. Whew.

Give Your Brown Bag a Boost

February 15, 2021

You’re at work. It’s lunchtime. Your brown bag lunch is waiting for you in the fridge. Maybe it’s two-day-old meatloaf. Maybe it’s a turkey sandwich. Either way, you’re not too thrilled about it. We’ve all been there. If only you could make your brown bag lunch more exciting.

Heart Health Starts at Home

February 16, 2021

After a long day, it’s easy to put your feet up and grab the remote. This may help you unwind, but it won’t do your heart any favors.

How Weight Weighs on Your Heart

February 17, 2021

Many of us have made New Years resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier and exercise. When we don’t always follow through, it’s not because we don’t want to be healthier. More often, life just gets in the way.

How to Have a Heart-to-Heart about Health

February 18, 2021

Understanding the risk factors, signs and symptoms of heart disease can have a big impact on the likelihood of a positive outcome and a strong recovery when issues arise.

February 19: It Does That? Fun Facts About Your Hard-Working Heart

February 19, 2021

Your heart is one hard-working muscle – a fascinating, giant pump that’s working every second of every minute of every day. It’s working hard for you, so let these fun facts about your heart inspire you to work a little harder to keep it healthy.

February 20: Your Once-A-Year Day: Annual Screenings are Good for Your Heart

February 20, 2021

Playing an active role in your preventive health is a key factor in preventing heart disease and managing your risk factors for heart problems. And one of the best preventive health measures is your annual check-up with your primary care provider. Even if you don’t have a heart condition, it’s essential to schedule and keep annual exams.

February 21: Sleeping Beauty

February 21, 2021

Consistently getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most beneficial things you can do for the health of your mind and body. And it’s particularly important for your heart.

February 22: We Heart Dessert

February 22, 2021

How many of us want to beat a hasty path to the freezer for a few scoops of ice cream after dinner?

February 23 : Got Kids? Give ‘Em Heart!

February 23, 2021

As a parent, there are a number of great reasons to get your kids to think of their health as a priority. And there are a number of great ways to help them do that, including regular physical activity.

February 27: Heart Disease: An Unwanted Heirloom

February 27, 2021

You’ve got your father’s eyes, your grandmother’s laugh, but what about your uncle’s heart disease? While many inherited traits are good, others – like heart disease – aren’t. It’s important to know how your family’s history with heart disease can affect your own heart health.

February 26: Five Surprising Ways to Boost Your Heart Health

March 26, 2021

You probably know that healthy eating and regular physical activity are critically important to maintaining good heart health. But there are a number of other things you can do to give your heart an extra boost that might surprise you.