We heart you.
Which is why we want you to take care of your heart health. February is American Heart Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of good cardiovascular health.
Making simple lifestyle changes that are heart-healthy and long-lasting starts at home, and even on Regis’ campus. Here are three ways you can be a little kinder to your heart:
1. Get Your Sweat On
Did you know that exercising for 30 minutes or more at least three days a week can help you lose weight, improve your cholesterol and even lower your blood pressure by as many as five to seven points? Regis University’s Fitness Center is the perfect place to get your run, climb and pump on. It’s free for all current students, faculty and staff, and has affordable membership options available to alumni and the community.
2. Pass the Veggies
Part of maintaining a healthy heart includes having a well-balanced diet full of whole grains, low-fat dairy products, fruits and vegetables. Lucky for Regis, Main Café (located in the Student Center) serves a variety of delicious and nutritious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
3. Regular Health Screenings
An important part of ensuring good cardiovascular health is prevention. Volunteers from the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions will be on hand 7 - 9:30 a.m., Feb. 11 - 15 to provide free cholesterol, cardiovascular and blood pressure screenings as well as a general exercise consultation for students, staff, faculty and the community. To sign up and choose a time/location for your free health screening, please contact Leticia Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org.