February is National Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. You can greatly reduce your risk through a healthy lifestyle. Health Plus encourages you to take action to reduce your risk for heart disease. Join in a variety of fun and informative events and programs with Count on Your Heart.
Love Your Heart Expo
Wednesday, February 22, 10:30am-1:00 pm in Light Hall, North Lobby. Join Health Plus for this free event. Have your cholesterol and glucose checked (while supplies last), speak with a VUMC Cardiologist and Registered Dietitian, and speak with various Health & Wellness vendors to benefit your heart health. This event is sponsored by Vanderbilt Heart and Health Plus.
Step for Your Heart Challenge
Challenge your colleagues or just have fun recording your steps to celebrate heart health for a chance to win great prizes! Register and record daily steps over a 4-week period February 1-March 1. Details here!
Eat heart healthy! Visit Nutrition Corner to receive recipes and learn about Healthy Fats. Participate in this quick and easy online module from your smart phone or computer.
Healthier You Presents
Heart age is a way to understand your risk of heart disease. A younger heart means lower risk and better heart health. Health Plus interviews Dr. Nadia Sutton who shares what you need to know about heart disease and the simple, evidence-based recommendations that can help you lower your heart age. It's simpler than you think! View here before March 5 and you will be eligible for entry into a drawing for a $15 eGift cards!
Know Your Numbers Have your blood pressure, height, weight, and body mass index checked at locations on and off the Vanderbilt campus. Participants during the month of February will be entered into a prize drawing for $25 eGift Cards!
Find all February Know Your Numbers events or schedule your own!
Use Higi blood pressure and weight measurements for Heart Month! This year you can use measurements taken at any Higi machine (on or off campus) to gain entry into the Heart Month prize drawing for $25 eGift cards.
Just follow these 3 steps:
- Log in to the Health & Wellness Information Portal to connect your Higi account
- Click on "Connect to Higi"
- Follow instructions to allow Higi to send Health Plus your weight and blood pressure. If you are a new Higi user, you will need to create a Higi account.
- Check blood pressure and weight at a Higi machine between February 1 and February 28.