February is Heart Health Month

February is all about the hearts – and we don’t just mean the cards, candy, and emojis you send your Valentine. We are also observing American Heart Month, a time to think about your cardiovascular wellbeing. Luckily, the library is a great place to find health resources, from exercise tutorials to up-to-date scientific research. Here are a few tools to make sure your heart health is a top priority this month, and always.

Heart Healthy Recipes

The American Heart Association says a healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease. These heart healthy cookbooks provide great ideas for nutritious and delicious recipes:

Exercise for Heart Health

The Center for Disease Control recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week. These fun fitness resources will help you get moving!

Borrow a Fitbit from our Gadgets & Things collection to track your steps, distances traveled, and calories burned!

Stress Management

Keep stress at bay with guided relaxation and meditation techniques.

Know your Numbers

Two of the biggest risk factors for heart disease are high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Know how, what, and when to get tested.