February is American Heart Month. It’s a time to show your own heart some love and inspire others to do the same. It’s also a great time to learn more about your risks for heart disease and stroke. Many organizations use February as a time to focus on educating the public on how to prevent Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. CVD is the number one killer of women and men in the United States, and a major source of disability as well.
This month, Food $ense joins our partners at the Hope Heart Institute in celebrating what our hearts beat for and how we keep them healthy. Read on to meet some of our staff and remember to keep your heart healthy, for yourself and your loved ones!
Program Manager Jen says, “My heart beats for my amazing kids, Maddy and Mark! I keep my heart healthy by running, going to the gym with my family, managing stress with yoga, eating a balanced diet and making sure to laugh everyday.”
Adult Educator Erin says, “My heart beats for all the amazing children in my life, both at work and at home! I keep my heart healthy by exercising every day and eating huge salads.”
Program Coordinator Bo says, “My heart beats for my dog Vega. I keep my heart healthy by walking with her every day!”
Youth Educator Kelsey says, “My heart beats for my friends and family! I keep my heart healthy by eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables.”
Extension Coordinator Anna says, “My heart beats for my grandmothers! I keep my heart healthy by dancing, something they both loved to do.”