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!
Cardio for Beginners on hoopla
Yoga for a Healthy Heart on Kanopy
Cardio Burn Kickbox on hoopla
Borrow a Fitbit from our Gadgets & Things collection to track your steps, distances traveled, and calories burned!
Keep stress at bay with guided relaxation and meditation techniques.
Guided Meditations for Busy Adults on hoopla
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.
Cardiovascular Health on hoopla