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Nonprofits Celebrate Healthy Hearts

When you think February, you think flowers, candy, and HEARTS! This February celebrates the 57th consecutive American Heart Month, a month dedicated to promoting heart health. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death nationwide, according to the American Heart Association, the nation’s largest nonprofit association dedicated to the fight against heart disease.

Heart disease can affect men, women, and children. In fact, 1 in 110 babies are born with a congenital heart defect and heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. Poor eating habits, over consumption of alcohol, and stress, especially now during the Covid-19 pandemic, make heart health awareness more important than ever.

Here are 10 ways to have a healthy heart according to the AHA:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Control blood sugar & cholesterol
  • Treat high blood pressure
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Don’t smoke
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get regular heart checkups

For more information on nonprofits that support heart health and ways you can get involved in the fight against heart disease, visit greatnonprofits.org and search “heart disease nonprofits and charities”.


Nonprofit Resources

Nonprofit Resources

Nonprofit Resources was formed with the idea that all nonprofits, large or small, need and deserve a professional staff at an affordable price. Incorporated in 2007, we're grounded in the experience of President Kristin Bennett’s 27 years as an Executive Director, and built as a team of specialists to serve all types of nonprofits. Nonprofit Resources employs all levels of executive, program, and administrative staff with a broad range of experience to meet your needs.

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