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American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, sponsored by the American Heart Association. The AHA has many great resources on their website, from scientific research on keeping the heart healthy, to guidelines and suggestions on living an optimal life. Below are some heart healthy facts with links to further resources from their website:


Walk it Out.

Walking at least 20 minutes a day can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. So choose the stairs, not the elevator. Park farther away from the store. Find little ways to step up your steps game.

Move More


Java Lovers Rejoice.

A little pick-me-up may bring down your risk of stroke. Just one cup of coffee a week can make a difference.

Read more about how just one cup of coffee a week can make a difference


Squash High Cholesterol.

Adding a serving of acorn squash has nearly 10% of your daily value of fiber, which can reduce cholesterol.

Read more about how adding a serving of acorn squash can reduce cholesterol


Don't Hold It.

Did you know the stress of having a full bladder may increase your blood pressure? Don't let holding it in hold you back from heart health.

Read more about how the stress of a full bladder may increase your blood pressure


Hug It Out For Your Health.

Hugs bring people closer, but they can also bring down blood pressure levels in some women. Here's the perfect reason to give a special lady in your life a hug.

Read more about how hugs can bring down blood pressure levels in some women

Source: American Heart Association website

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