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!
- Get Active
Find 30 minutes to devote to exercise every day
Try a new workout routine
Participate in a heart walk
- Eat Healthier
Make healthier versions of your favorite foods
Stay away from processed foods
Try these power foods for your heart
- 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
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!