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Heart Health Week

February 12-16, 2018

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is most commonly known as heart disease, which accounts for about 800,000 deaths in the United States; and continuing to rise each year. Our heart’s function is to pump blood throughout our bodies, and it is important to keep our cardiovascular system (heart, arteries, veins, etc.) healthy and free from blockages. Cholesterol can build up in our blood vessels and can cause blockages that are the primary factor in heart attacks and strokes. Our jobs are to keep our hearts healthy to prevent these blockages and build-ups by choosing to live clean lifestyles, eat a nutritious diet, and exercise regularly. We hope that this week you learn a little something about heart health and begin to create heart healthy habits.

Check us out on Facebook and Instagram all week long to learn about your heart and heart healthy behaviors.

  •             Monday: Get active
  •             Tuesday: Manage your stress
  •             Wednesday: Eat clean
  •             Thursday: Moderate alcohol consumption
  •             Friday: Visit your doctor regularly


  • Wear Red
    • All week long wear red to work out at the Mathy Center and be entered into a raffle drawing to win a $50 gift card to Kate’s on State! Each day wearing red will give you an additional entry – so wear red every day for the best chance to win! 
  • Guided Meditation
    • Find your Zen! Learn how to manage stress in a healthy way by attending a Guided Meditation Class led by Deb Murray on Tuesday, February 13 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Murphy 578. If you miss out on this session, there will also be another opportunity at Noon on Wednesday, February 14th, also in Murphy 578.
  • Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries
    • Stop by the Student Union Lobby from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day) to have a healthy alternative to Valentine’s Day candy and learn about heart healthy food options!