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September's National Days & Months to Support

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Heart Walks are Nationwide!

September through end of 2017

HEART WALKS are nationwide! — Nearly 300 Heart Walks Nationwide
If there's no event near you, join the Virtual Heart Walk.
Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living. 

• Heart Walks create an environment that's fun and rewarding for the entire family.

 

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September is National Breakfast Month!

What did researches find out after tracking breakfast eaters vs. non-breakfast-eaters for 16 years?

Men who reported that they regularly skipped breakfast had a higher risk of a heart attack or fatal coronary heart disease in a study reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Take Away: Don’t skip breakfast.

 

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National Atrial Fibrillation – or AFib - Awareness Month

A normal heart contracts and relaxes at a regular rhythm due to cells that send electric impulses signaling the heart to pump blood. In atrial fibrillation, the atria (the heart’s two upper chambers) beat irregularly and quickly. This causes the heart to pump poorly and risks the body not getting the oxygen it needs.   Visit My AFIB Experience Community Forum here: https://myafibexperience.org/forums

 

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National Cholesterol Awareness Month!

Did you know that 98.9 million Americans age 20 and older have total blood cholesterol levels of 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or higher?  Of these, 31.9 million have total blood cholesterol levels of 240 mg/dL or higher: 14.0 million men and 17.9 million women. What’s healthy cholesterol? 200 mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter) or lower is considered good. So how do you CHECK. CHANGE. CONTROL your Cholesterol?

Click here to learn more: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Cholesterol/Cholesterol_UCM_001089_SubHomePage.jsp

 

 

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This is National Healthy Aging Month!

Whether you are 20 or 40 or 70, we are all going to age! This annual obser­vance month helps us focus atten­tion on the pos­i­tive aspects of grow­ing older. Having healthy arteries into one’s 70s and beyond is challenging and depends on modifiable lifestyle factors, not necessarily genetics. The most important factors in achieving healthy vascular function are staying lean, having a low body mass index, and avoiding diabetes. Learn more about pulse-wave velocity -  a measurement of stiffness in the blood vessels and what you can do to age healthier. Talk to you Doctor and no matter what your age, if you have not taken Life’s Simple Seven | My Life Check … this is the month!!

 

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