February is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular, or heart, disease is the leading cause of death in America. To educate men and women and promote heart-healthy living, several events will take place through the month of February to promote awareness of heart disease.
This month, the Million Hearts Challenge is a pledge that folks can take to stay active for 30 minutes each day, and follow a heart-healthy diet, while meeting with the doctor to discuss possible blood pressure or cholesterol issues, and to find out if an aspirin a day regime would be beneficial. Family and friends are encouraged to take part in the Million Hearts Pledge to establish good habits and heart-healthy living.
Friday, February 7th, is Red Day. Across the country people will don the color red to show support for those afflicted with heart disease, and to spread awareness to others. By wearing red on February 7th, people join together to show support for those who suffer from heart disease, or for those who have been indirectly touched by it, and promote heart-healthy living.
A fun and informative event called the Heart of Style Tour takes place between the 1st of February and March 31st. WomenHeart pairs up with the popular retailer, Burlington, for a national mobile tour. The Heart of Style tour bus will travel to select Burlington locations throughout the country to educate women about heart disease.
People are encouraged to stop by the Heart of Style tour bus for a fun and informative experience. The stylish bus has plenty of seating where trained professionals will offer free heart health screenings. Educational material will be provided by the group WomenHeart Champions, which consist of educators and survivors of heart disease. The tour bus will travel across the country, and will visit California in March.
The Heart of Style tour bus will arrive at each of these Burlington sites between the hours of 10am and 4pm:
March 14th – San Diego, CA @ Burlington Store address: 3962 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
March 15th – San Diego, CA @ Burlington Store address: 7938 El Cajon Blvd
March 17th – Los Angeles, CA @ Burlington Store address: 245 East Magnolia Blvd
March 18th – Los Angeles, CA @ Burlington Store address: 22835 Victory Blvd
March 20th – Sacramento, CA @ Burlington Store address: 3671 N Freeway Blvd
March 21st – Sacramento, CA @ Burlington Store address: 6145 San Juan Avenue
February is American Heart Month and is meant to provide men and women with information about heart disease and the benefits of healthy living. Chivaroli & Associates hopes to help spread awareness about heart disease by informing our readers about this great cause.
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