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What do David Letterman, Burt Reynolds, Reggie Lewis, Barbara Walters, Bill Clinton, Hank Gathers, Toni Braxton, Kelsey Grammar, Dick Cheney, and Bret Michaels all have in common? All of them have or had some form of heart disease.

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States? Even if you do not have a personal or family history, it is likely that you will still be impacted in some way by heart disease during your lifetime. Whether it is a friend, a co-worker, a professional athlete, a celebrity, a neighbor, or a loved one, if you don’t already know someone who has been diagnosed, you likely will.  

Mittens holding a heart shaped scoop of fresh fallen snow

The Live Healthy Live Well Team invites you to get “Strong @ Heart” with us this February as we celebrate American Heart Month. You may be thinking, yeah, yeah, yeah, but I don’t want a bunch of medical jargon thrown at me. Great! The Strong @ Heart email challenge will give you some information about heart disease and some tips on how to help you stay healthy, but it will be relatable. You see, many of the writers have personal stories as to why this topic is so important to them.

We know that 2020 was a rollercoaster for most people, and 2021 might feel the same. During the Strong @ Heart challenge, we hope to connect with you on a more personal note about how heart disease has impacted and continues to impact the lives of many of us.

What can you expect? Two weekly e-mails will be sent directly to you from an OSU Extension Professional from February 1, 2021 – March 10, 2021. A few of the topics covered include: prevention, signs and symptoms, sleep, physical activity, dining out, good fats, mindfulness, hobbies and laughter.

Become Strong @ Heart with us! You can register by finding your county link below. If your county is not listed, please use the link for Ohio at the end.

Strong @ Heart photo with red, stitched heart
Ohio CountyRegistration Link
Belmontgo.osu.edu/LHLWBelmont
Brown, Clermont, Hamiltongo.osu.edu/LHLWCincinnati
Butlergo.osu.edu/LHLWButler
Carrollgo.osu.edu/LHLWCarroll
Champaigngo.osu.edu/LHLWChampaign
Clarkgo.osu.edu/LHLWClark
Coshoctongo.osu.edu/LHLWCoshocton
Cuyahogago.osu.edu/LHLWCuyahoga
Darke, Mercer, Preblego.osu.edu/LHLWWest
Fairfield, Hockinggo.osu.edu/LHLWFairfield
Fayettego.osu.edu/LHLWFayette
Franklingo.osu.edu/LHLWFranklin
Fulton, Williams, Defiance, Henry, Pauldinggo.osu.edu/LHLWArea1
Greenego.osu.edu/LHLWGreene
Hardingo.osu.edu/LHLWHardin
Holmesgo.osu.edu/LHLWHolmes
Licking, Knox, Muskingumgo.osu.edu/LHLWLicking
Lucasgo.osu.edu/LHLWLucas
Mahoninggo.osu.edu/LHLWMahoning
Meigsgo.osu.edu/LHLWMeigs
Miamigo.osu.edu/LHLWMiami   
Montgomerygo.osu.edu/LHLWMontgomery
Morrowgo.osu.edu/LHLWMorrow
Noblego.osu.edu/LHLWNoble
Perrygo.osu.edu/LHLWPerry
Pickawaygo.osu.edu/LHLWPickaway
Pikego.osu.edu/LHLWPike
Rossgo.osu.edu/LHLWRoss
Sandusky, Ottawago.osu.edu/LHLWSandusky
Trumbullhttps://go.osu.edu/lhlwtrumbull
Tuscarawasgo.osu.edu/LHLWTuscarawas
Vintongo.osu.edu/LHLWVinton
Washingtongo.osu.edu/LHLWWashington
Warrengo.osu.edu/LHLWWarren
Waynego.osu.edu/LHLWWayne
Woodgo.osu.edu/LHLWWood

Strong @ Heart Ohio link:  https://go.osu.edu/lhlwopen

Writers: Misty Harmon, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, Perry County, harmon.416@osu.edu and Patrice Powers-Barker, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, Lucas County powers-barker.1@osu.edu

Reviewers: Michelle Treber, Lisa Barlage and Jenny Lobb, Extension Educators, Family and Consumer Sciences

References:

When It Comes to Heart Health, Americans Don’t Know Their Numbers. (2017). Cleveland Clinic. Retrieved 01/22/2021 from https://newsroom.clevelandclinic.org/2017/02/01/comes-heart-health-americans-dont-know-numbers/

Scammahorn, R. (2021). What does it take to be strong @ heart? Live Healthy, Live Well, Ohio State University Extension. Retrieved 01/22/2021 from https://livehealthyosu.com/2021/01/18/what-does-it-take-to-be-strong-heart/

Heart Snow photo from Pixabay

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