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Heart Health Awareness Month

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Heartfelt Fitness: Pump Up Your Cardiovascular Health this Heart Health Awareness Month

February is here, and you know what that means – it’s Heart Health Awareness Month! 💖 

First things first, why is heart health so crucial? Well, our heart is the powerhouse of our body, pumping oxygen-rich blood to every nook and cranny. By prioritizing cardiovascular fitness, we not only boost our endurance and stamina but also reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other serious health issues. This year, the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) has focused on women. According to a 2019 survey conducted by the American Heart Association,  over half of women in the US do not recognize that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, so let’s learn how we can give our hearts the love and care they deserve!

Cardiovascular workouts come in all shapes and sizes, catering to every fitness level and preference. Whether you’re a fan of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) like me, jogging through scenic trails, or busting a move in a dance class – or your kitchen – there’s something for everyone. Personally, I’m a big advocate for mixing things up to keep it fun and exciting – think cycling, swimming, jump rope, or even a brisk walk with your furry companion!

But you know I can’t stop there. Strength training isn’t just about sculpting those muscles – it’s also fantastic for your heart health. Incorporating resistance exercises like weightlifting or bodyweight circuits into your routine helps build lean muscle mass, boost metabolism, and improve overall cardiovascular function. Plus, who doesn’t love that post-workout endorphin rush and feeling like a total badass?


While pushing yourself is important, there is also a side of health less talked about: the importance of listening to your body. Pushing your limits is part of the journey, but it’s equally essential to practice self-care and pay attention to any warning signs. If you experience chest pain, dizziness, or shortness of breath during exercise, don’t hesitate to take a breather. If these warning signs persist you should consult with a healthcare professional. Remember, fitness is a marathon, not a sprint, and the key is finding balance and consistency in your routine.


Together, we can elevate our cardiovascular fitness, empower each other to prioritize self-care and celebrate the incredible resilience of our hearts. Here’s to sweating it out, soaking in those endorphins, and living our healthiest, happiest lives – because our hearts deserve nothing less! 




Coach Tatiana

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