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American Heart Month Celebrated February 1- February 29, 2020

Fittingly, the month of February is American Heart Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease. Cardiovascular or heart disease is the leading cause of death in women and men, with obesity and diabetes, which increase a person’s risk of heart attack and stroke, on the rise. In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the first American Heart Month to tackle heart disease in the United States. American Heart Month teaches us the ways we can help reduce our risks while eliminating those we have control over. Do you have one of these risk factors for cardiovascular disease? Obesity, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, high cholesterol or diabetes.

How to reduce your risk of heart disease and heart attack

The CDC outlines the top lifestyle changes to make to avoid heart complications. They include the following:

QUIT SMOKING, THIS INCLUDES E-CIGARETTES.
MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT & EAT A HEALTHY DIET FULL OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
START MOVING!

This 6-question quiz tests your understanding of heart health, risk factors for heart disease, and heart-healthy living.

uPCOMING EVENTS

• 2020 National Wear Red Day Friday, February 7th

• Love Your Heart Luncheon Saturday, February 29, 2020 11am-2pm

  • City of Marietta Parks and Recreation strives to provide diverse recreation, wellness, and leisure experiences that are fun, build community, generate tourism, and promote safety and environmental awareness through the beautification and maintenance of parks and facilities throughout the city. To stand true to our mission, we are honored to host the Love Your Heart Luncheon. The Love Your Heart Luncheon is a time for individuals and their families to lead healthier lives, focus on preventing heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyles, drive collective action for community transformation and create opportunities for people to make healthier choices. It also provides a platform for survivors to share their stories. Our vendors are ready to give you heart-healthy tips, prizes, and cooking demonstration.Wear your best formal/semi-formal attire, there will be a red carpet and photographer!

$25 ( $10 for 1 additional guest)

For registration help, call (770) 794-5630

CONNECT WITH US!

Join us at the Love Your Heart Luncheon on February 29, 2020 11am-2pm.

February 7, 2020 is National Wear Red Day and we want to see YOU in Red! Tag #MariettaNationalWearRedDay on Facebook and/ or Instagram in your red attire to have the opportunity to be featured on our social media!

Follow, like and/ or share our Facebook and Instagram (@mariettagaparksrec) for your chance to win attendance to the Love Your Heart Luncheon, free of charge. (2 winners)