February is American Heart Month, designated to encourage awareness of the importance of heart health. Read President Obama’s 2014 proclamation of this observance.
Healthfinder.gov offers a helpful toolkit that gives strategies for improving heart health.
Another useful government resource is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which features information about recognizing a heart attack and making choices that can improve the condition of your heart, cholesterol count, arteries, and other vital functions. See especially the CDC’s 28 Days to a Healthier Heart tips.
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Looking for a unique Valentine’s Day present this year? Why not participate in the Million Hearts Initiative, which suggests making the gift of a pledge for healthier living.
Be sure to check out Odum Library’s American Heart Month exhibit featuring more heart healthy displays, books, and other resources, located on the north side of the library first floor.