American Heart Month

When you choose healthy behaviors, you can lower your heart disease risk while also preventing other serious chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and some kinds of cancer.



1. Learn Your Health History

Know your risks and talk to your family

and doctor about your health history.


2. Eat a Healthy Diet

Make healthy food choices like
more fruits, vegetables, whole
grains, lean meats, and low-fat
dairy products. Eat less salt,
saturated fat, and added sugar.



3. Move More, Sit Less

Get at least 150 minutes of
moderate-intensity aerobic
activity every week, plus
muscle-strengthening activities
at least 2 days a week.


4. Quit Smoking

Start your quit plan today!
Take the first step and call
1-800-QUIT-NOW for FREE support.


5. Take Medicines as Directed

If you take medicine to treat high cholesterol,

high blood pressure, or diabetes, follow your

doctor’s instructions carefully. Always ask

questions if you don’t understand something.

Never stop taking your medicine without

talking to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Click here for our 2021 Health Promotion Topic Calendar!