Wondering what to get your loved one for Valentines Day? How about a healthy heart! This February is American Heart Month. It’s the perfect time to commit to a healthier lifestyle and take steps towards a healthier heart and way of living.

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women? Luckily there are many steps you can take towards reducing your risk and improving your cardiovascular health.

Education and Awareness

The first step towards preventing heart disease is education and awareness. Understanding the risks and preventative measures of heart disease can help you take the steps necessary towards prevention. Want to help spread awareness? Follow National Wear Red Day. It may sound silly, but imagine getting your whole team and family to wear red for one day will increase the amount of time talking about wellness and heart disease. February 3rd is when Go Red For Women is celebrated.

Looking for facts to share? You can learn more here.

How to Make a Difference During American Heart Month

Most health changes start at home. Not sure where to start? Take a look at your pantry. Encourage your family to make small changes like substituting fresh herbs or ground spices for salt. Have a lot of processed foods with ingredients you can’t read? It’s a great time to swap those chemical based foods for fresh vegetables and snacks.

Get Your Kids Involved

Make sure your kids are learning about health and exercise at school. Many times teachers want parent input and would love to have more parents engaged in the topics that their students are learning about. Heart health is a good topic at any age!

Get Social

Sometimes it’s hard to feel like you’re making a difference in the world, but we are so fortunate to have social media as a platform to spread positivity. What you share on social media can truly make a difference in someones life!

Sharing an informative tweet, Facebook message, or Instagram post can make a big difference. If you want some information to share, check out these Twitter suggestions.

What Will MEGAComfort Be Doing to Raise Awareness?

At MEGAComfort we are big advocates of practicing what we preach! As our followers know, we love sharing information about health, safety and how you can create an atmosphere of wellness, safety, and appreciation within your office. This is why we’ll be taking part in National Wear Red Day!

Not only will our whole MEGATeam join in, but each week we take Pilates in our office as a team to promote healthy living and activity in the workplace. If you want to learn more about getting active in the workplace, read more here.