Monthly Heart Message for February
February may be the shortest month of the year, but it is full of fun filled holidays and observances – Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and more! And of course February is American Heart Month! It is an exciting time at the American Heart Association! We realize that you are most likely in full swing of your Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart program at your school, so on behalf of everyone here at the AHA, we want to thank you for being a Heart Hero and for all your efforts and hard-work during this time of the year! We could not do this without you! As the kiddos are helping the Scare Squad scare away heart disease in school we want to make sure your colleagues and parents have some fun as well throughout the month of February to make it an exciting heart healthy American Heart Month! Check out the tips below to make your February the best yet!
Here’s a list of ways to celebrate heart health this month!
- Join us on Friday, February 2nd for out 15th Annual National Wear Red Day! Make a Life-Saving fashion statement by wearing red! Take a picture and post it on social media with the hashtag #GoRed
- Quiz yourself to test your knowledge about heart facts! See who knows more, teachers vs. students!
- Turn your teacher’s lounge into a health zone! Bring in fruits and veggies for snacks and rollout the yoga mats.
- Download lesson plans you can share with your students throughout the month of February to improve your health and their health along the way!
- Check out these articles to help you cook for the family and learn about healthy cooking tips!
- WALK, LAUGH, and enjoy each day! They are all FREE and can help you live a long heart healthy life!
Did you know?
Cardiovascular diseases, which includes stroke, claim the lives of about one woman every 80 seconds unnecessarily – because about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable with education and action!
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