The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute wants everyone to get involved this year to take extra care of #OurHearts for American Heart Month.

High blood pressure control is within our reach. Check out @CDCHeart_Stroke’s #HeartMonth toolkits to empower others on their journey to control and better heart health. We’ve got this!

Risk Factors of Heart Disease:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Overweight/Obesity
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Eating an unhealthy diet
  • Physical Inactivity
  • Family History

Keeping track of your blood pressure, cholesterol, and quitting smoking can reduce your risk of heart disease. About half of all people in the United States have at least one of these three risk factors.

Inactivity and Obesity can lead to a higher risk of heart disease, you should try to do 30 minutes of activity 5 days a week.

National Wear Red Day – February 5th, 2021

Every year on the first Friday in February, we wear Red to raise awareness about heart disease.

Did you know that heart disease is more common in women? According to the CDC, Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, about 1 in every 5 female deaths.

Fact Sheets

The CDC has put together 2 important resources that you can download to keep track of your blood pressure.

Managing My Blood Pressure | My Blood Pressure Log

Check out the amazing fact sheets The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute put together.