Friday Five – February is American Heart Month
American Heart Week kicks off next week. This week’s Friday Five focuses on how to take care of our hearts through diet and exercise, when to get medical help for chest pain, and how to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease.
Heart Attack, Stroke and Cardiac Arrest Symptoms
Do you know what the symptoms of heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest look like? The American Heart Association lists the warning signs and recommends calling 911 immediately if these signs are present.
— American Heart Association (@American_Heart) January 25, 2022
The American Heart Association recommends shooting for a goal of at least 150 minutes of movement per week for a healthy heart. However, if tracking minutes doesn’t work for you just move more! Find the type of exercise or activity that you enjoy doing so you will stick with it. AHA offers an abundance of articles, videos, sample workouts, infographics and so much more to help you get started.
Dr. @reginabenjamin calls physical activity a “journey to joy.” The former surgeon general shares advice for staying healthy in mind and body on At the Heart of It with @NancyatHeart. Watch it on YouTube: https://t.co/zzruqK1Za0 pic.twitter.com/zlBms7VLiw
— American Heart Association (@American_Heart) January 26, 2022
The 15 Best Diets for Your Heart
While being overweight puts people at risk for heart disease and stroke, a heart-healthy diet can help you lose weight or lower cholesterol, blood pressure or triglycerides, a type of fat in blood. Experts rated 40 diets for U.S. News (@USNewsHealth), and came up with the 15 best diets for your heart.
— U.S. News Health (@USNewsHealth) January 27, 2022
National Wear Red Day – February 4th
National Wear Red Day takes place on the first Friday of February during American Heart Month. Wear red to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and help save lives. Why? Because losing even one woman to cardiovascular disease is too many.
— That Wellness Girl 🆘🇨🇺 (@1WellnessGIRL) January 24, 2022
Cardiovascular Disease and Nutrition: Closing the Gap Webinar
— Diet ID (@myDietID) January 26, 2022