Heart Health at the Free Library

By Katie D. Mon, February 5, 2018

February is American Heart Month, so it’s a great time to learn about making heart-healthy choices every day and to use your neighborhood library to help improve your heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States—but it is also one of the most preventable.

What you can do to improve your heart health:

  1. Make heart-healthy choices
    Eat healthy. Be active. Maintain a healthy weight. Quit smoking. Control your cholesterol and blood pressure. If you drink alcohol, drink in moderation. Manage your stress.
     
  2. Know your family history and your risk factors.
    Everyone is at risk for heart disease, but some risk factors and family history of heart disease will put you at higher risk.
     
  3. Have regular check-ups.
    Find a health center near you. Look into free health screenings in your neighborhood.
     

How can the Free Library help you with these goals?
We have plenty of helpful resources to help you get started or maintain your heart-healthy habits:


And last but not least, attend one (or all!) of these Free Library health workshops:

 

American Heart Month
American Heart Month
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Improve your heart health!
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