Hearts can’t wait to be healthy.
Your heart can’t wait to be healthy. Eating well, staying active, reducing stress, and scheduling regular screenings are keys to a heart-healthy lifestyle. Join our simple 28-day challenge to make small steps towards big changes in protecting your heart. Check off one a day:
☐ Include another serving (about one cup) of vegetables at dinner.
☐ Invite a friend to exercise with you.
☐ Head to bed with enough time to get a full eight hours of sleep.
☐ Learn your body mass index by using our BMI calculator.
☐ Schedule your annual physical. Find a provider
☐ Swap dessert for a piece of fruit.
☐ Reduce stress by playing with your pet.
☐ Learn hands-only CPR. It’s two steps to save a life. Learn more
☐ Use the stairs, park further away, or take a short walk at lunch.
☐ Add healthy fats, like nuts or avocado, to your diet.
☐ Lessen stress: share a laugh with someone.
☐ March in place for 3 minutes.
☐ Choose a healthy snack with less than 200 mg of sodium per serving.
☐ Perform a random act of kindness today.
☐ Get your cholesterol tested.
☐ Take the step to eliminate tobacco, or support a friend. Learn how
☐ Drop and give me ten push-ups!
☐ Ask a few relatives about your family health history.
☐ Try going meatless for a day, eating plant-based proteins and nutrients.
☐ Draw, color, or paint a picture to reduce stress.
☐ Do 1 minute of squats or jumping jacks.
☐ Cut your caffeine and alcohol intake.
☐ Spend 5-10 minutes stretching or doing yoga.
☐ Dance break! Have a 5-minute dance party.
☐ Get your blood pressure checked.
☐ Eat leafy greens or a vegetable you haven’t tried.
☐ Channel stress by writing 10 things you’re grateful for.
☐ Aim for 30 minutes of exercise today.
Click here to download a printable checklist.