February is Heart Healthy Month

February 17, 2021
wooden heart with miscellaneous foods laid inside of it

Hi Everyone, read on to learn more about #OurHearts.

#OurHearts reminds us about the importance of living a heart-healthy lifestyle that includes eating healthy foods, moving in a way our bodies enjoy and reaching out to those around us to care for ourselves and each other. Protecting yourself and your family members from heart disease is largely preventable. Try one of our healthy meals to protect #OurHearts by making Braised Chicken Thighs with Spinach tonight: https://www.myplate.gov/recipes/myplate-cnpp/braised-chicken-thighs-spinach

braised chicken thighs

Find other heart-healthy and nutritious recipes by exploring our recipes: https://www.mahealthyfoodsinasnap.org/healthy-foods/recipes

family washing their hands to prepare for cooking

Moving our bodies is key to keeping #OurHearts healthy. What’s the best type of activity? Sorry, trick question; it’s the one you enjoy! Why? You guessed it because you’ll do it! Check out this link for tips to stay active year-round indoors and out for the whole family.

A woman meditating

While it’s easy for us to understand that healthy eating and moving our bodies is good for #OurHearts; did you know that it’s important to nurture your relationships? Take the time to go for a walk with a loved one or schedule a Zoom call. How about the value of a good night’s sleep? Going to bed just 15 minutes earlier can help keep us healthy! Whether it’s a walk with a friend or going to bed a little earlier; it all helps our bodies de-stress and goes a long way to keeping our hearts healthy. To learn more about how to keep #OurHearts healthy visit: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/heart-month

As always, thanks for stopping by! We enjoy the company.