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Per Stirling Volunteers – American Heart Month

Per Stirling’s Community Initiative for the month of February was American Heart Month.  Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States causing one in four deaths each year according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.  Studies show that we are more successful in living out heart-healthy lifestyles when we join forces with others, such as family and friends, to help keep each other motivated in practicing self-care.

There are many small ways we can incorporate heart-healthy habits into our daily routines.  Taking 30-minute walks regularly, cooking low-sodium meals, getting good quality sleep, and finding ways to lower stress levels are all self-care tips we can practice to improve our overall heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Per Stirling staff & advisors made an initiative to get outdoors this month and  get at least 30-minutes of physical activity each day. Most of us found some  red to wear on February 5th (American Heart Day) to help bring awareness to this cause.