Alert
In This Section

Heart Challenge

Heart Month Challenge

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.

Looking for some ideas on how to join the challenge? Visit our Facebook and Instagram to see how Pardee UNC Health Care staff members are taking on these challenges each day!


Valentine's Digital Cards with Heart Health Puns

Are you feeling coronary this Valentine's Day? We’re feeling punny at Pardee this Heart Month, so we created digital e-cards for you to share on Galentine's and Valentine's Day! Download our cards here and start sharing:

BMI Calculator

Supplied by BMI Calculator USA

Related Health Information

Top