Think About Your Heart Health This Valentine's Day
For the whole month of February, American Heart Month is celebrated to bring awareness to heart disease and ways to prevent heart disease at any age. The American Heart Association encourages everyone to have a healthy diet and adequate physical activity no matter your age. By choosing a healthy eating plan and being physically active you can decrease your risk of heart disease and stroke, according to the American Heart Association.
During the month of February it is also important to talk with loved ones about the warning signs of heart attack and stroke. The American Heart Association mentions, "Not everyone experiences sudden numbness with a stroke or severe chest pain with a heart attack. And heart attack symptoms in women can be different than men."
Check out the links below from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, The American Heart Association, and HealthFinder.gov to learn more about heart disease and ways to prevent the onset of heart attack and stroke for you and your loved ones.
SNAP-Ed Connection has also come up with some heart healthy meals to enjoy this Valentine's Day. These meals include: Pink Party Salad, Baked Parmesan Fish, Caribbean Casserole, Kale with Nuts and Raisins, and Fudgy Fruit for dessert. We hope you enjoy some of these recipes and continue to strive for a healthy heart!