While we all love receiving flowers and chocolates, Valentine’s Day is also the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now to help your heart.
In this post, we are featuring articles and resources that raise awareness, provide trusted information, and inspire you and your community take the first steps in a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Heart disease doesn’t happen just to older adults. It is happening to younger adults more and more often. Learn risk factors for heart disease and ways to take control of your heart health with information from the CDC.
Explore this resource page from MedlinePlus for trusted information and easy-to-read materials on diagnosis, prevention, and adapting a heart-healthy lifestyle.
People age 65 and older are much more likely to suffer a heart attack, have a stroke, or develop heart disease. Learn about prevention and how to implement your own heart-healthy lifestyle with the National Institute on Aging.
The more a woman knows about heart disease, the better chance she has of beating it. Go Red For Women, an initiative of the American Heart Association, inspires women to make lifestyle changes, mobilize communities and shape policies to save lives.
Hear from Dr. Patti Brennan, Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, on NLM’s active role in advancing knowledge about the preservation, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease and cardiovascular problems.
Compared to people eating diets rich in white meat or plant-based protein, those who eat a diet rich in red meat had triple the levels of a chemical linked to heart disease. Learn more about the link between red meat and heart disease from the National Institutes of Health.
Are you getting in a full eight hours of sleep? Researchers say they are closer to solving the mystery of how a good night’s sleep protects against heart disease. Read more about the study and sleep’s effect on heart health in this article from NIH.
What are you doing to improve heart health in your life and community? If you would like to share any stories or pictures from heart health events at your organization, please email Liz Waltman or connect with us on social media @NNLMSEA.