If you or someone you know has a mobility limitation or chronic illness and wants to be more physically active in 2019, we have you covered!

The “14 Weeks to a Healthier You” program is a FREE online exercise and nutrition program for people with disabilities. Sign up now and start moving more this year!

To learn more and to register, visit our website http://ihdps.ku.edu/physical-activity and click on REGISTER FOR THE PROGRAM

 

Growing up, I’m sure I’m not the only one who thought February was the heart month. Decorating for Valentine’s Day has always been fun.  Pink and red hearts all over the place, candy and cards being passed out, and love in the air.  Well, now that I’m grown up (age wise at least) I realize that February is a different type of heart month.  February is “National Heart Awareness Month”.

Things you can do to work towards keeping your heart healthy:

  • Regular doctor visits
  • Regular exercise
  • Eating well
  • Quit (or don’t start) smoking
  • Take your medication as needed

Heart disease is a serious illness that affects men and women.  Approximately one million people die each year from it, making it the leading cause of death in the United States.  So, for Valentine’s Day this year instead of chocolates a fruit arrangement would be healthier.  And a romantic walk on the beach could also ensure you’re keeping your heart healthy as you keep your significant one happy!