May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of managing blood pressure. We encourage you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of high blood pressure and take steps to control it. Explore our Healthy Hearts Webinar Series for tips and information from our nursing team.
May is also National Stroke Awareness Month, and we want to take this opportunity to raise awareness about the mental health effects of strokes, on both survivors and caregivers. Remember that high blood pressure is the leading cause of strokes, and managing blood pressure is one of the most effective ways to prevent one. Make sure to take your blood pressure readings regularly and speak to your doctor if your readings are consistently high.
On May 31st, World No Tobacco Day raises awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco on heart health. We all know that smoking cigarettes is terrible for the heart, and quitting tobacco is one of the best things you can do for your heart health. This month, we look at whether smoking marijuana is any better.
And of course, May 14th is Mother’s Day! We want to remind everyone that taking care of heart health is especially important for mothers. Women are more likely than men to develop high blood pressure after the age of 65, and if experienced, pregnancy-related hypertension can have long-term effects on a woman’s heart health. Encourage all the mothers in your life to take charge of their health through a heart-healthy diet, physical activity, stress management, and blood pressure monitoring.
As always, the Heart of a Giant Foundation is committed to providing resources and support to help individuals and communities prevent and manage hypertension. We offer educational materials, online discussions, and community events to help people take charge of their heart health. Make sure you encourage your friends and family to subscribe to our newsletter and take steps toward maintaining a healthy heart.
We also want to remind you that our redesigned online store is now open! Shop our selection of merchandise, including t-shirts, hoodies, water bottles, and more. Every purchase helps support our mission to promote heart health and prevent hypertension.
Thank you for your continued support, and we wish all the mothers out there a happy and healthy Mother’s Day!
Bouba and the HOAG team