Heart Health Month - February 2019

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Heart Health Month - February 2019
  • Lunch & Learn
  • Risk Factors
  • Heart Failure & Women
  • Recipes
  • Is Your Workout Working?
  • Videos

Lunch & Learn

In celebration of Heart Health Month, a lunch and learn is scheduled for Feb 14th from 11:30-12:15, Room 317 A/B, Augusta HQ

  1. What is the AED? What does it do?
  2. Simple facts about CPR- what are the key components you need to know and how to determine if someone needs CPR or other
  3. Information on signing up for a CPR/AED class at Fairfield Training Center

Presenters: Valerie Hannon, Instructor, Fairfield Training Center
Kelley Dyke, Occupational Safety Engineer, Trainer, Fairfield Training Center

Risk Factors

Risk Factors For Heart Disease That Can Be Managed

You can control or treat these risk factors with lifestyle changes and your healthcare provider's help:

  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Lack of regular activity
  • Obesity or overweight
  • Diabetes

Risk Factors You Can't Control

You can't change these risk factors:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Heredity (family health history)
  • Race
  • Previous stroke or heart attack

Heart Failure & Women

While a heart failure diagnosis can be overwhelming, effective management is possible. A three-pronged approach of educational, medical, and social/emotional support can help women live well and thrive with heart failure.
Heart Failure & Women Infographic (PDF)

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT - Know the facts, stats, risks, and warnings


  • heart disease
  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure


  • swollen ankles, legs, and feet
  • swelling of abdomen
  • persistent cough or wheezing
  • fatigue

Women tend to experience a greater number of symptoms than men, including:

  • shortness of breath
  • swelling around ankles
  • difficulty exercising

MEDICAL SUPPORT - Know your options for treating heart failure


  • Take your medicines as prescribed.
  • Make the lifestyle changes your doctor recommends.
  • Ask your doctor how active you can be.
  • Keep your medical appointments.
  • Record your weight and blood pressure daily.


February Augusta HQ Cafeteria - Heart Healthy Selections

Friday, Feb 1: Lentil Soup- Several studies have shown that eating high fiber foods like lentils reduces your risk of heart disease. Lentils are also a great source of folate and magnesium, which are big contributors to heart health.

Tuesday, Feb 5: Turkey Parsnip Curry- Turkey is low saturated fat and a protein and the folate (or folacin) seen in parsley helps convert homocysteine into harmless molecules. A routine garnish of parsley will help defend against cardiovascular issues like stroke, coronary attack, and atherosclerosis.

Thursday, Feb 7: Vegan Bean Tacos- studies found a clear correlation between eating beans and a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Other research suggests that beans may lower cholesterol, a risk factor for heart disease and heart attacks.

Tuesday, Feb 12: Southwest Chicken and Black Bean Chili- Lean protein and fiber are a great combination for a healthy heart

Thursday, Feb 14: Pork Tacos- Pork is a leaner white meat and is a way to enjoy your favorite taco

Tuesday, Feb 19: Turkey Noodle Soup with Vegetables- Turkey is a lean protein and the vegetable bring lots of nutrients

Thursday, Feb 21: House Made Split Pea Soup- A cup of split pea or green pea soup provides nearly 5 grams of dietary fiber, a cholesterol-lowering nutrient in many plant-based foods, according to the Harvard School of Public Health.

Tuesday, Feb 26: Turkey and Parsnip Curry- Same as above

Thursday, Feb 28: Pork Tacos- Same as above

Throughout the month further additions may be added.

Is Your Workout Working?

Check the chart to see how your favorite aerobic activities fleet your health goals according to your weight. These are the number of calories burned per hour by a 100-, 150-, and 200-lb person doing each exercise. View the PDF version.

Weight Walking | 3 mph Jogging | 5.5 pmh Running | 10 mph swimming| 25 yds/min Bicycling | 12 mph Jump Rope Tennis | singles
100 210 440 850 185 270 500 265
150 320 660 1,280 275 410 750 400
200 416 926 1,664 358 534 1,000 535


#MoveWithHeart for Your Heart - Heart Month

5 Minute Mini WALK from Miracle Miles 3 Mile!