February – American Heart Month (1998 campaign will focus on cardiovascular disease and its impact on women)

Women’s Heart Health Day (1st) – promote awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women-over 240,000 women die of heart disease each year, 5 times the number of women who die from breast cancer.

Tip: Walk it off five times a week for healthy bones and heart
For thirty minutes more or less is quite a healthy start.
If you can’t do thirty minutes, it’s really quite okay,
Just break it down to mini walks you take throughout the day!

Reduce your risk of heart attack and osteoporosis with a 30-minute walk just three to five times a week. Cut your chances of dying prematurely by two-thirds and drop as much as 18 pounds a year! If you can still talk, it’s the pace for a walk!