The Friday Five – American Heart Month
Happy American Heart Month! Well, maybe not “happy” since a new report recently published in the AHA journal Circulation found that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some type of cardiovascular disease. This week’s Friday Five provides readers with more heart stopping statistics, information about the amazing heart and some things we all can start doing right this minute to take better care of it.
Nearly half of all U.S. adults have some type of cardiovascular disease, according to a new report from @American_Heart: https://t.co/IluaUx5LHi pic.twitter.com/3DvZnoECBh
— American Heart Assoc (@American_Heart) January 31, 2019
The Heart of the Matter
Can you identify the parts of the human heart and explain what each does? Brush up on your heart knowledge with this informative and interactive resource from National Geographic.
Your heart is an efficient machine with a specialized set of working parts. Get to the heart of the matter this #AmericanHeartMonth (February). https://t.co/f6QExWFsVe pic.twitter.com/73OofaYROn
— Nat Geo Education (@NatGeoEducation) January 30, 2019
Healthy Hearts with Our Own Nurse Lauren
Meatless Monday Initiative
Meatless Monday isn’t just a fun alliteration encouraging people to cut out meat once a week. Meatless Monday (@meatlessmonday) is a global movement and a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns. In honor of American Heart Month all-star nutritionist, Bonnie Taub-Dix, answers questions and offers some heart-friendly advice, including her go to mouth watering meatless meal. Can you say Spicy Dark Chocolate Chili Bowl?
Get a head start on #AmericanHeartMonth this #MeatlessMonday with these heart-healthy #plantbased nutrition tips from @eatsmartbd: https://t.co/MlCfynqFmN pic.twitter.com/4UTPh4SMJ7
— Meatless Monday (@MeatlessMonday) January 28, 2019
Tips to Keep Your Heart Healthy from NCCDPHP & HHS
According to CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (@CDCChronic) when you choose healthy behaviors, you lower your heart disease risk while also preventing other serious chronic conditions like diabetes and some kinds of cancer. Here are 6 Tips to Keep Your Heart Healthy.
#AmericanHeartMonth begins tomorrow. Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both women and men in the United States. Want to keep your heart healthy? Check out these suggestions from @HHSGov: https://t.co/4Nn6hjrhez pic.twitter.com/Oq0LRnfLrZ
— MCHCP (@MCHCP) January 31, 2019
Life with Breath Webinar
When: Tuesday, February 1, 2019
Register for this webinar:
Life with Breath Webinar – Heart rates are influenced by breathing rates and patterns. Those breathing rates & patterns are influenced by whether you’re nasal breathing or mouth breathing; shallow breathing or diaphragmatically breathing. In this “Life With Breath” Heart Health webinar, participants will be introduced to different breath work exercises that can be used to improve your cardiovascular health. You are just one breath away from improving Cardiovascular Disease.
The length, depth & pace of our inhale & exhale influence hr’s. If it’s mouth or nasal plays a role in HR AND HRV. FREE Life With Breath In Heart Health Webinar https://t.co/OCV1jUELHd #hearthealth #healthyheart #americanheartmonth #heartawarenessmonth #breathing #heart pic.twitter.com/gvqGjkFixv
— Ed Harrold (@Ed_Harrold) January 29, 2019
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