WHAT TO KNOW!
Since 1963, February has been celebrated as Heart Month to urge Americans to join the battle against heart disease. In 2004, the Go Red For Women campaign was started to help fund research for the entire month. It’s important to note that heart disease remains the leading cause of death in men and women, and research is ongoing.
WHAT TO DO!
Support Go Red For Women by participating in National Wear Red Day® on Friday, February 2, 2018.
Sit less, move more:
People who sit for longer periods of time are more likely to become overweight and/or develop heart disease. This even applies to people who do a lot of exercise. So, next time you are sitting for 30 minutes, get up and move around. All it takes is a few stretches or a few steps and 60 seconds of your time.
Check your risk for heart disease:
If you are between 40 – 79 years of age and have not had a previous heart attack or stroke, you can use this Heart Risk Calculator to see where you stand. If you have any concerns, you should discuss them with your doctor.
DHAC can help you reach your fitness and health goals – even with medical conditions. Each member of our Exercise Physiology staff holds a degree in Exercise Science. You will find that their expertise and commitment will help you develop a safe and effective approach to exercise.
-Cathy Mulloly, Diabetes and Exercise Consultant at Dedham Health