Heart Month on February, 2024: why is February known as American Heart Month?
February, 2024 is Heart Month 2024. Heart Month Discover 19 Everyday Things That Could Impact Your Heart Health
Heart Month is an event run by the British Heart Foundation to raise understanding of heart problem and treatments. 2011 is the British Heart Foundation and Heart Month's joint 50th Birthday celebration Party.
Pointers from the BHF for fund elevating concepts differ, anywhere from face painting, to cooking red birthday cakes. Including various other days into this month's theme such as Valentine's Day (increase awareness for cardiovascular disease while showing the ones you enjoy that you're thinking about them-- why not make and offer your own Valentines Cards with the revenue visiting the BHF?), Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday (why not attempt RED garnishes on your pancakes, like strawberries, cranberries, or even jam?) as well as the Month's own Put on Red Day, is totally encouraged.2010 saw the country brightening some of its most renowned spots Red to reveal assistance for this Month, such as the London Eye, The National Picture Galleries (Scotland), and York Minster.
February is American Heart Month
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 600,000 Americans each year. And it’s why we devote the entire month of February to raising awareness of heart health. You should also know:
•Cardiovascular disease kills more people each year than cancer, lower respiratory diseases and accidents.
•Cigarette smokers are two to three times more likely to die from coronary heart disease than nonsmokers.
•Heart disease is the number one killer in women age 20 and over, killing approximately one woman every minute.
•Heart disease killed 631,636 people in 2006.
So what can you do to protect yourself from heart disease? While there are some risk factors you can’t control, such as age, gender, heredity, race and diabetes, there are risk factors for heart disease you CAN control, like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, exercise, obesity and stress.
By eating a healthy diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and exercising regularly for at least 30 minutes each day, you can do wonders for your heart. Determine whether or not your weight is within a healthy range, don’t smoke and limit how much alcohol you drink. You should also talk with your health care provider about your heart care. Talk to him or her about monitoring your blood pressure, testing your cholesterol levels and regularly monitoring your blood sugar levels if you have diabetes.
And if you already take good care of your heart, then you can help fight heart disease by encouraging others to do the same. During the month of February, St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana wants you to help spread the word about living a heart healthy lifestyle. Here are a few things you can do:
•Encourage your friends and co-workers to wear red on National Wear Red Day—Friday, February 3.
•Display table tents with heart facts and heart health information in your café, lobbies and office.
•Work with your Food Services department to offer a heart-healthy snack or meal on National Wear Red Day (Friday, February 3) or every Friday in February.
•Post flyers around your hospital or workplace to promote Heart Awareness month.
•Pass out red dress pins from AHA to friends, associates, patients and visitors.
•Host a heart health booth in your hospital or workplace on National Wear Red Day displaying heart health information, HeartScan brochures and other collateral.
•Turn your building red by using red light bulbs or adding red covers over the lights.
Going onto another heart wrenching month?
I know how you feel... and so do alot of other women out there. What I hate hearing is other women tell me, "Oh my gosh 3 months??? Come on thats nothing!!" The thing is... is that when they were TTC at 3 months they were feeling exactly how we feel right now, so they dont have room to talk! Yes to many 3 months is not alot... but it is to the women who are at 3 months and going through it like us. I am 21 going to be 22 and my husband is 24. We are both young and in shape and healthy and I never in a million years thought it would take more than the first month to get pregnant... but look at us... we are going on month 4(I pray this is both our month!) but it just comes to show you that you are not alone and there is nothing wrong with you! I am very healthy and am not pregnant yet, and I am using OPK's and do everything perfect right on time as well! Like I told you before... thinking about the symptoms will drive you up the wall and you just get your hopes up. So next month just dont think about any symptoms. I am heartbroken my AF showed up this month as well... but I wasnt as heartbroken as last month because I could have sworn I was pregnant with all the "symptoms" I had. I am just praying alot, and taking prenatals and drinking tons of water and orange juice and cut out all caffeine. I did a couple thing of preseed last month... but I didnt know that I needed to put it in 10 minutes prior to having sex... guess I didnt read that part haha. So this month I only have like 2 more things of preseed and I might finish them off... we will see... but anyways dont give up just yet! I know its hard to go through this every month... but lets both pray next month will be our month! Baby dust to both of us!
Heart palpitations last month?
Heart Palpitations are experienced by everyone, it is serious only if you have other symptoms associated with it such angina pectoris, radiating pain, edema of the lower extremities, cyanosis of the extremities etc. But most people experience a heart palpitation for no reason at all and it is quite harmless. Your physician already looked at everything and everything came out normal, so your fine. Just maintain good diet and exercise regularly. Hope I helped, God Bless