Heart Health Awareness

Have you enjoyed the holidays a little too much? Embarking on a new journey to fitness and health?  Now is the perfect month to get that heart in check. The month of February is upon us and no… it’s not just for making your loved ones feel special, but a month of caring for yourself. According to the CDC, nearly 1 in 2 adults has high blood pressure (also known as hypertension). American Heart Month is a time to evaluate and give strategies to optimize cardiovascular health.

As a way to help those suffering from hypertension (high blood pressure), the CDC offers a toolkit not only for individuals and patients, but for health professionals as well:

Tools offered:

  • How to manage blood pressure
  • Blood pressure log
  • Advice on correct ways to measure blood pressure
  • Quizzes to test your skills & knowledge of blood pressure
  • Social media graphics to share & spread awareness

Link to CDC American Heart Month Toolkit: https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/american_heart_month.htm