Mayor Doug Tomson and Committeewoman Gloria McCauley joined Municipal, Library and BOE employees for National Wear Red Day, in an effort to continue to bring awareness to heart disease in women.
Additionally, as part of the Mayors Wellness Campaign, Mayor Tomson has invited all Hillsborough adults age 20 and over to take the million hearts pledge and get entered into a drawing for a free heart healthy cookbook and crock pot.
HILLSBOROUGH MAYORS WELLNESS CHALLENGE: TAKE THE HEART HEALTH PLEDGE
As you will read on the Million Hearts website, this is a national initiative, which is led by the Centers for Disease prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, with the American Heart Association to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Steps towards this will take discipline, commitment, and teamwork.
To protect your heart and your loved one’s hearts, take the pledge and the first steps to Heart Health:
- Stop smoking
- Be physically active for 30 minutes on most days of the week
- Eat a heart healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, low in sodium, saturated fats, trans fats, and cholesterol
- Talk about these things with your physician
- KNOW YOUR NUMBERS – talk to your doctor about cholesterol – good and bad, blood pressure, blood sugar, and FAMILY HISTORY.
For more information and links, check out the Hillsborough Health Department website.
GET READY TO GET GOING- THE WEATHER IS GOING TO WARM UP! BE READY TO GET HEART HEALTHY!!
LET’S GET HILLSBOROUGH’S 40,000 “HEARTS STRONG”!
March is Nutrition Awareness Month and Colon Cancer Awareness Month. A good diet can prevent some cancers. In addition, preventative cancer screenings are very important. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control to learn about preventative cancer screenings. Be sure to visit the Hillsborough Health Department website for more information on nutrition guidelines and colon cancer.