February is American Heart Month, and the American Heart Association (AHA) has some great new resources to help us check in and reconnect with that ever-so-important organ that gives us life every single second.
First, a reminder of the AHA’s Life’s Simple 7: Seven simple health & behavior factors that impact the health of your heart, and by correlation, your overall health.
- Don’t Smoke, or Stop Smoking
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Engage in regular physical activity
- Eat a healthy diet
- Manage blood pressure
- Take care of cholesterol
- Keep blood sugar, or glucose, at healthy levels
Here at MUS Wellness, our message is certainly aligned with these goals, and our annual Wellchecks help you stay connected to many of these factors. In fact, our Spring Wellchecks are just getting started, and you can register for yours by clicking the big orange button right on Montana Moves & Meals homepage!
Want to do a quick heart health assessment? The AHA has a nifty online quiz that only takes a couple of minutes, and will give you some helpful feedback and suggestions regarding your heart health. To take the quiz, click on the link below.
Finally, here’s a nice AHA infographic that gives some detail about the Life’s Simple 7 and the AHA 2020 Impact goal, a vision of improved American cardiovascular health by 2020. Yes, we can. 🙂
Happy Heart Month!