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More Than Valentine's Day: Taking Care of Our Hearts

Heart disease is the #1 killer of women! I support the American Heart Association for its efforts in educating women and men on proper cardiovascular care. I wear red to show my support for the family and friends who have been effected by heart disease.

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General Information about Heart Failure--- If you follow the website, the American Heart Association has provided a multitude of links and information that answers the basics like what heart failure is, warning signs, understanding your risk, as well as ways to prevent heart failure from happening to you. It also provides tools and resources to assist individuals dealing with heart failure as well as providing support for caregivers as well.

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You can download the 2013 Holiday Healthy Eating Guide which features tips, recipes and resources to make your holiday season heart-healthy!Download yours at http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@Wilma Martin/@fc/documents/downloadable/ucm_455757.pdf

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Target Heart Rates. Aim for 50-85% of maximum heart rate. For a 30 year old, the average maximum heart rate is 190 beats per min, so the target would be ~95-162 beats per minute.

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This is a free pattern.Volunteers for the American Heart Association are celebrating American Heart Month by knitting red hats for all babies born in February at participating hospitals. We’re raising awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country.They need your help for February 2017! go to:http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/Little-Hats-Big-HeartsUCM470829_SubHomePage.jspIf you knit or…