February is a time to celebrate and learn — and to make every day better, even in small ways. February is American Heart Month.
Here’s something you should know: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S., and one person dies every 36 seconds in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease.
The good news is that heart disease can be prevented and managed with habits almost anyone can practice, and the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is here to help. Here are four action steps recommended by the CDC:
- Eating healthy foods and drinking healthy beverages
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Exercising regularly
- Not smoking
It’s so important to maintain a healthy heart. Committing to living a healthier, more active lifestyle is a noble way to honor your loved ones and family because it shows you care enough about them and about yourself to put your health first. And, a healthier lifestyle means a healthier heart — but it’s not as hard as you might think.
The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit can become your healthy living life partner.
When you become a YMCA member, you gain access to a community committed to supporting you and your family in living a healthier life. The YMCA offers many in-person and virtual exercise opportunities.
This winter — whatever your speed or skill — get your steps comfortably on your local YMCA’s indoor tracks, swim laps in a YMCA pool, enjoy fun and engaging group exercise classes, and workout in a fully-equipped YMCA wellness center loaded with cardio and strength-training machines.
If you need some help getting started or staying on track, a YMCA affordable personal trainer can help you meet your health goals.
The YMCA is open, welcoming, clean and fun. The Y adheres to all CDC and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services guidelines.
Learn more online about how the Y works to keep you as safe as possible, and as healthy as possible.
- Watch the YMCA Welcome Back video.
- Read the YMCA pandemic response plan.
Learn how you can make every day better at your local YMCA at ymcadetroit.org.