Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, CCC Fit for Life is proudly participating in American Heart Month February 20 – February 24, 2017. To promote awareness for heart health month, we are asking campus students and employees to wear red during this week.
Fit for Life is offering free blood pressure checks and personal and group fitness opportunities to promote healthy hearts. You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors are also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk: Watch your weight. Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke. Control your cholesterol and blood pressure. Get active and eat healthy.
Did You Know…
It is never too late to start protecting your heart! Taking the right steps to good heart health does not have to be hard. We will discuss how to make simple, heart healthy habits part of your everyday life. It’s the best way to keep your heart pumping strong.
Become a member of the CCC Fit for Life Healthy Campus Initiative made possible with a grant provided by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation. Researchers have proven that eating healthy and exercising regularly promotes quality of life through longevity and preventive medicine.
CCC Fit for Life Healthy Initiative Goals: