February Is Heart Month

This year, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and The Heart Truth are asking people to participate in this important annual campaign by engaging in the following activities throughout the month:

Week 1: Be physically active together.
How? Share how you’re moving more with others. Have walking meetings. Start a walking club with your church group. Join an exercise class with a neighbor. Share on social media!

Week 2: Eat healthier together.
How? Share heart-healthy recipes with friends. Go grocery shopping with your family for healthy ingredients. Make a heart healthy meal for a potluck. Share on social media!

Week 3: Track your heart health stats together.
How? Remind each other to keep a log of your blood pressure, healthy weight goals, and physical activity. Share on social media!

Week 4: Manage stress, sleep better, and quit smoking together.
How? Use your support “squad” to remind each other to stick to the same bedtime every night. Do a stress reducing activity like yoga or meditation together. Tell a friend you’re quitting smoking and ask for their support. Share on social media!

Additionally, to raise awareness of this important campaign, February 7 has been designated as Wear Red Day. Please send us photos of your teams wearing red, as well as any details you’d like to share about how you celebrated American Heart Month. For more ways to participate, visit https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/all-publications-and-resources/25-ways-take-part-heart-month. And for more information about the American Heart Association’s New Hampshire chapter, go to https://www.heart.org/en/affiliates/new-hampshire/welcome-to-new-hampshire.

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