4 Simple Things You Can Do for National Heart Month

4 Simple Things You Can Do for National Heart Month

heart in hands

National Heart Month is all about preventing and raising awareness for heart disease. February was declared the National Heart Month, in 1964, by the American Heart Association. At that time, more than half the deaths in the U.S. were caused by cardiovascular disease. Today, it remains the number one leading cause of death in men and women with more than 17.9 million deaths each year – but together we can change those numbers!

  1. Get Active

Find 30 minutes to devote to exercise every day

Try a new workout routine

Participate in a heart walk

  1. Eat Healthier

Make healthier versions of your favorite foods

Stay away from processed foods

Try these power foods for your heart

  1. Spread the word

Connect with Million Hearts on Facebook, and join the Heart Month Challenge

Take the pledge to move with heart through the NHLBI

  1. Contribute

Give blood & platelets

Donate to a heart related charity

Volunteer through the American Heart Association

Celebrate Valentine’s Day, this year, by making a difference! Leave us a comment if you have any other great ideas!


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