Your MUS Wellness Team is in Missoula in support of this weekend’s AHA HeartWalk (and 5K) on the UM campus.  It seemed a great way to kickoff Fall Wellcheck season—Wellchecks and Flu Shots are coming to our MUS campuses during October and November!

Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and Stroke is the #4 killer.  According to the American Heart Association, an American dies from heart disease or stroke every 39 seconds, yet 60% of adults don’t know their blood pressure or cholesterol numbers.  Lowering blood pressure may decrease heart disease and stroke risk by about 50%.  This is one of several reasons to take advantage of your two free health screenings MUS Wellness provides each year!

Staying physically active is another great way to lower your risk, which is why we’re excited to support the HeartWalk this weekend!  Here is what the AHA guidelines say about exercising for a healthy heart:

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UM Employees:  Neal and Cristin will be hosting a drop-in Heart workshop TODAY (Friday, 9/27), from 11am-1pm in UC 332/333.  Drop in for any or all, or just stop by to say hi!

11-11:45, Eating for your Heart, Cristin Stokes

11:45-12:30, Two Feet and a Heartbeat, Neal Andrews

12:30-1:00, HeartTalk Q and A

For more info, or to register, click this link:  https://hearttalk.eventbrite.com/

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