Friday Five – American Heart Month
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February is American Heart Month. This week’s Friday Five focuses on how to take care of our hearts through diet and exercise, Damar Hamlin’s #3forHeart campaign, how and when to get heart health screenings, and the effects of heart disease on women and minorities.
Damar Hamlin Launches #3forHeart CPR Challenge
When seconds matter most, CPR means the difference between life and death, a fact that Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin personally understands. Unfortunately, most people who have a cardiac arrest aren’t surrounded by people trained in CPR like Hamlin was when he collapsed during a televised Monday night game in early January. That is why Hamlin launched his #3forHeart™ CPR Challenge aimed at saving more lives through CPR education and training with the American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all.
Take @HamlinIsland‘s #3forHeart CPR Challenge at https://t.co/Xxsya4NcYa ❤️#LoveForDamar #HeartMonth #CPRwithHeart https://t.co/kVDd71vZoS
— American Heart Association (@American_Heart) February 1, 2023
Start Prioritizing your Heart Health this February
As part of CVS Health’s (@CVSHealth) continued commitment to making women’s and heart health care more accessible, equitable and personalized, MinuteClinic offers year-round heart health screenings at all MinuteClinic locations nationwide. During American Heart Month, you can download a voucher online and present it at MinuteClinic locations to get your screening and learn your numbers at no cost.
Through Feb. 25, @CVSPharmacy customers can support @GoRedforWomen by rounding up their change to the next dollar or making a $1, $3 or larger donation. Every dollar makes a difference in the fight against the No. 1 killer of women. @CVSHealth is a national sponsor of Go Red. pic.twitter.com/cudGCkac6m
— GoRedforWomen (@GoRedForWomen) February 2, 2023
The Best Diets for Your Heart
According to the health experts who rated diets for U.S. News (@usnews), the 15 best diets for your heart include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean poultry and fish high in omega-3 fatty acids. The diets also limit processed foods that are high in sugar, salt and unhealthy fats because these increase the risk of heart disease.
These are the best diets to choose from if you’re looking to improve your heart health. #BestDiets https://t.co/0W10BYi2Vj
— U.S. News & World Report (@usnews) January 4, 2023
Black History Month offers opportunities to save lives and to Be The Beat
Black or Hispanic adults who experience cardiac arrest outside a hospital setting are substantially less likely to receive lifesaving care from a bystander. The American Heart Association, devoted to world of healthier lives for all, is working to affect change by empowering members of these communities to learn lifesaving Hands-Only CPR. During Black History Month and in conjunction with American Heart Month, the American Heart Association is encouraging everyone everywhere to “Be The Beat” for and in their communities by challenging every household or family to have at least one person who knows Hands-Only CPR.
Black History Month offers opportunities to save lives and to Be The Beathttps://t.co/aoOyuXwgSH
— American Heart News (@HeartNews) February 1, 2023
Life is Why Campaign
This February during American Heart Month, the American Heart Association is teaming up with retailers around the country to support women’s cardiovascular health through Life is Why™, a cause marketing campaign supporting the Association’s life-saving mission. National organizations including CVS Health, Big Lots and more, invite their customers to make a quick and easy donation to the American Heart Association’s Life is Why campaign, which helps support our lifesaving work, including initiatives like Go Red for Women® and more.
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