Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February Is American Heart Month!

The American Heart Association is celebrating American Heart Month through the end of February, which means it's not too late to get involved and start making some heart-healthy lifestyle changes! And the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is here to help you reach your goals. We all know we need to eat better and exercise more, and here is a great reason to stay motivated. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. That is definitely a scary statistic! So here are a few things the library can offer to help you stay on the healthy track.

Try out a Happiness Class! The Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch wants to invite you out to learn about the benefits of meditation and healing touch Friday, February 22 at 1:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

The East Point Branch wants to help you relieve stress and heal your heart through Reiki! Reiki is a holistic health practice that promotes health and happiness. Join them Saturday, February 23 at 4:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

Why not check out a few books on the subject to stay informed about heart health? There are so many to choose from in our catalog, but here's a few suggestions to get you started.
  • Boost Your Heart Health by Ruth Chambers
  • Heart Health: Your Questions Answered by Robert Ascheim
  • Eating for Lower Cholesterol: A Balanced Approach to Heart Health with Recipes Everyone Will Love by Catherine Cheremeteff Jones
  • Heart-Healthy Cooking for All Seasons by Marvin Moser
  • The Healthy Heart Miracle: Your Road to Lifelong Health by Gabe Mirkin
Of course you can always use the library itself as a quiet escape from the bustle of a busy week too! And there is much information to be found through the websites of both the American Heart Association and the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention. Let's get heart healthy together!


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