According to the American Heart Association, on the first Friday of every February the nation comes together to igniting a wave of red from coast to coast for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke. Originally known as the month of love, February is also the month we focus on heart health. In one day, nearly 3,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack, but you have the power to keep your heart healthy through healthy dietary and lifestyle choices.
Join Live Healthy Gwinnett this year on a journey to a healthier heart and healthier you! No matter your age, you can reduce your risk of heart disease and improve your health outcome by:
Eat Smart - A healthy heart starts with consuming healthy foods. You do not need to be a chef to create a nutritious, heart-healthy meal. Focus on foods that are low in saturated fats and sodium, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, and increase your whole grain intake. For more information on how you can create healthy meals, click here.
Move More - Increase your physical activity by starting a goal to be active for at least 150 minutes per week. Find forms of exercise you like and stick with them! Build more opportunities to be active into your routine by visiting Live Healthy Gwinnett.com to see what activities are available in the Gwinnett area.
Be Well - A healthy heart is not just about eating right and being active. Getting enough sleep, practicing mindfulness, managing stress, keeping mind and body fit, and connecting socially are all contributors into heart health. Click here for more self-care tips.