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Resources for American Heart Month

Resources for American Heart Month

February 7, 2023

Did you know that February is American Heart Month?

To raise awareness and educate our members, the NYCDCCBF has put together a list of resources that promote cardiovascular health. Below you will find resources including videos, wellness tips, tools to monitor your heart health, and more. For more information about a particular subject, click on the accompanying image or link.

1) Heart Disease Risk Factors 





Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, and nearly half of all Americans have at least 1 of 3 key risk factors. Click here to learn more about your potential risk factors.

2) How To Measure Your Blood Pressure





High blood pressure can pose a serious health risk, but often has no warning signs or symptoms. Regularly measuring your blood pressure is a great way for you and your doctor to monitor your heart health. Click here to learn more about getting accurate blood pressure readings.

3) Learn the Symptoms for Heart Attack, Stroke, and Cardiac Arrest





Recognizing the signs of a major cardiac event can save your life or the life of another. Click here for a list of warning signs for heart attacks, strokes, and cardiac arrest.

4) Stress Less for a Healthier Heart





Stress can have a major impact on your heart, as well as your nervous system, lungs, and more. While all stress can’t be avoided, we can learn how to manage and relieve stress in our own ways, and lead happier, healthier lives. Click here to learn helpful tips on finding responses to stress that are right for you.

5) Move More





Aerobic exercise isn’t just a great way to increase your heart health—it can be fun! Click here to learn more about the benefits of physical activity, and a video on adding more exercise to your life.

6) Eat Smart





Making small changes in the foods you eat can make a big difference in your health. From reducing your  sugar intake to eating more raw vegetables to cooking healthier versions of recipes, there are countless ways to build a heart healthy diet. Click here to learn smart eating tips from the American Heart Association.

7) Heart Facts for Kids





It’s never too early to learn about your heart! Click here for a fun and educational video for the whole family.