Heart Health Awareness Month

February Health Focus: Week 1

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Heart Health Awareness Month is a chance to learn more about heart disease — what it is, and how to prevent or manage it. Every year, nearly 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease and it is a leading cause of death for men and women around the world. Knowledge about heart disease and heart health gives you the power to prevent or manage your personal risks. Learn ways to adjust your lifestyle in ways that may prevent heart disease.  

 

How Your Heart Works 

Coronary Heart Disease Overview 

Heart Disease in Women 

Heart Disease in Men 

 

Checking your heart rate is a simple way to get information about your heart health. Learn how to measure your heart rate at rest and during physical activity, and learn what the average maximum heart rate is for your age.  

  

Your Heart Rate and Cardiovascular Exercise 

 

Watch this video to learn how to check your heart rate. 

  

Healthy eating is at the core of keeping your heart healthy. Take the time to review the food you have in your home to ensure you have healthy food to promote heart health.  

 

Selecting Healthy Packaged Foods 

 

Watch this video to learn about the power of words and how they are used on packaged foods. 

  

Try these recipes and enjoy a delicious, heart-healthy meal:  

  

Tangerine & Avocado Salad 

Thai-Style Salmon  

Herbed Salmon Burgers 

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