Statistics show that one in two men and one in three women in this country are at risk for heart disease, with poor lifestyle choices being a major contributing factor. To help in giving Americans an incentive to make the right choices in their lives, the American Heart Association has designated Nov. 6 as National Healthy Eating Day.
The American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. healthy living initiative, started in 2010, has been working to improve the cardiovascular health of Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020.
The initiative is an ambitious goal, but one that is achievable for everyone. It is going to take all of us, working together in teams, or with a partner, in the workplace or in our schools to make an impact. But we can do this and perhaps even save someones life.
It's easy to get started, and there is still time. All one has to do is go to the AHA's website to complete the registration form in the link and download the National Eating Healthy Day Toolkit here.
The main purpose of the initiative is to make all of us aware of the value of eating a healthier, heart-friendly diet. Good nutrition is so important, regardless of age, and this is a great way to encourage good eating habits in younger people, habits that will last a lifetime. So take the time to visit the AHA website, and sign-up to participate in this "HeartHealthy" event.