How's your heart health?
February is heart health month in the US. It’s a time to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, which is one of the leading causes of death worldwide.
Now is a great time to take a look at your physical heart health.
Do you cook heart healthy recipes on a regular basis? Do you know what your blood pressure is and should be? Can you recognize the signs of a stroke and get help FAST? Is there a heart health walk in your town?
Our figurative heart, or soul, is also in need of a check up. Proverbs 4:23 tells us to guard our heart for it is the wellspring of our life. Our mental wellness plays a role in our physical wellness, including our heart health. Read more in this article from the American Red Cross.
Many resources are available to help raise awareness about heart health. The CDC has published a toolkit for healthy heart month. You can even talk to your kids and teens about heart health habits using this article. It’s never too late to model healthy habits to your family.
Make time this week to schedule a heart check up, mentally and physically. Check out your risk factors for heart disease and see what healthy heart changes you need to make to your life.
Want more? Read this blog post for tips on helping your kids manage their emotional heart health.
Table Talk: Are you cultivating healthy heart habits? What was your blood pressure the last time it was checked?