Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It’s time to reinforce the importance of heart health! Most heart disease and stroke deaths are preventable. We want to share with you some tips and inspiration that can make a positive impact!
Healthy Heart Tips
We LOVE our customers! And we want to keep you safe and healthy! Here are just a few examples how YOU can implement self-care for a healthy heart.
- Doing at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week (or, just getting started with a 10-minute walk!)
- Eating healthy
- Learning CPR (Hey… call us for your CPR supply needs!)
- Controlling blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure
- Not smoking or vaping
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Wash your hands often
- Remember to RELAX
We know, it’s hard to find the time to care for yourself amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life… but just a little self-care can drastically improve your health!
Go Red for Women
Who rules the world? GIRLS! Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative to increase women’s heart health awareness. For decades, the Go Red movement has encouraged people to live healthier and for longer, free of heart disease and stroke. Friday, February 4th is National Wear Red Day! AHA encourages everyone to wear red on this day to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and ultimately, to help save lives!
How We’re Celebrating
Just in time for the AHA’s American Heart Month and Go Red for Women Campaign, we are launching the new PRESTAN female chest accessory! The PRESTAN female accessory securely fits all PRESTAN Professional, Series 2000, and Ultralite Adult Manikins. They are made to look realistic with material similar to polyamide. Packaged in four (4) packs in a resealable poly bag, they are available in medium and dark tones.
The PRESTAN female accessory has been designed to encourage dialogue, break down barriers, and eliminate gender bias in CPR administration and training. By building confidence utilizing the new attachment in CPR and AED training, CPR survival rates in women will significantly increase in a live emergency.
How are you celebrating American Heart Month? Tell us below! Wear red on Friday, February 4th! Try a new recipe at home! Explore a nearby nature trail! Get up and dance to your favorite song! Inspire yourself to make the change for a healthier heart.