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The better we understand #OurHearts, the more we can take care of them. Learn how you and your friends, family, and coworkers can support each other to be heart healthy. Whether you live together, work together, or are miles apart, joining forces makes you stronger and will help you set and achieve your heart-health goals.



The below American Heart Month calendar offers ideas for simple ways to incorporate heart-healthy actions into each day of the month. Try these daily activities and make your favorites part of your regular routine.

February 2024
American Heart Month

February 2024
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  • Announce American Heart Month

    Announce American Heart Month on your social media accounts, newsletters, & website.

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  • Wear red to celebrate

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  • Learn the Basics

    Get smart about your heart—learn the basics!

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  • Use the hashtag

    Use the #OurHearts hashtag in your social media posts.

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  • Stress less

    Stress less! Try mindful meditation for 10 minutes.

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  • Share rates

    Share rates of coronary heart disease in your state on social media.

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  • Drink more water

    Drink more water. Staying well-hydrated is good for your heart!

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  • Pick a new herb

    Pick a new herb or spice to try instead of salt.

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  • Quit smoking

    Quit smoking. Quitting reduces your risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke.

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  • Plan your menu

    Plan your menu for the week ahead with these heart-healthy recipes.

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  • Take the stairs

    Give the elevator the day off and take the stairs.

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  • Try a new recipe

    Try a new recipe. NHLBI offers a variety of heart-healthy and delicious recipes.

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  • Get your Cholesterol Checked

    Get your cholesterol checked.

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  • Happy Valentines Day

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Share a self-care message on social media.

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  • Healthy Weight

    Learn if you are at a healthy weight.

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  • Connect with The Heart Truth

    Connect with The Heart Truth on Facebook, X, Pinterest, and Instagram!

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  • Know your numbers

    Know your numbers! Learn how to measure your blood pressure.

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  • Share a funny video

    Share a funny video or joke that makes you laugh.

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  • Take a walk break

    Take a 15-minute walk break.

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  • Swap the sugar

    Swap the sugary sweets for a piece of fruit.

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  • Find questions

    Find questions to ask your doctor about your blood pressure.

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  • Add veggies

    Add an extra fruit or veggie to each meal.

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  • March in Place

    March in place during commercials to get your heart pumping while watching TV.

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  • Tell a friend

    Tell a friend about The Heart Truth

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  • Add a stretch break

    Add a stretch break to your day to increase your flexibility.

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  • Salt Free Day

    Make today a salt-free day. Use herbs for flavor instead of salt.

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  • Get Quality Sleep

    Head to bed with enough time to get a full 7-9 hours of sleep.

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  • Take breaks from screentime

    Take breaks from screentime and move more.

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  • Choose water

    Choose water or seltzer water instead of soda or juice.

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Celebrate American Heart Month Every Day in February

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

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Get Inspired

When we take care of #OurHearts and practice self-care, we set an example for those around us to do the same. Watch this video and get inspired about ways you can work on your heart health with the support of friends and family.

Taking Action to Protect #OurHearts

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., but we can take action to protect our #OurHearts.

Continue the Conversation

Follow The Heart Truth on Instagram, X, and Facebook for inspiration, resources, and tips for being heart healthy. Then share how you’re putting your heart into your self-care routine by joining the #OurHearts conversation!