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Focusing on your heart health has never been more important.

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. But you can do a lot to protect your heart. Learn more about heart-healthy living.
  • Prioritizing your heart can help you avoid severe illness. People with poor cardiovascular health are also at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Learn how COVID-19 affects your heart.
  • Self-care is heart-health care. Practicing self-care can keep our hearts healthy. Being physically active, eating healthier foods, getting enough sleep, not smoking, and finding healthy ways to reduce stress can help prevent heart disease. And, when we take care of our hearts, we set an example for those around us to do the same. Join #OurHearts in action.  

Start Planning and Get Involved! 

  • Download the Planning Checklist: Find practical steps for planning your outreach efforts and activities beginning in December and going through February. Download the American Heart Month Planning Checklist.
  • Share Social Media Resources: Use these social media messages and graphics on your social media channels. Remember to use #OurHearts in your posts! You can also use #WearRedDay on February 4 and #HeartMonth throughout February.
  • Use Outreach Materials in Your Community: Find fact sheets, drop-in articles, PowerPoint slides, and more on the American Heart Month page.

Share The Heart Truth’s Posts: Follow The Heart Truth on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook for content to share throughout American Heart Month.

Looking for More Ideas?

Check out self-care ideas for every day of the week!

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For more ideas on how to share heart health information this February, see: 25 Ways to Take Part in Heart Month.