To promote heart health, the American Heart Association encourages Americans to increase physical activity with the aim of achieving 150 minutes of aerobic activity per week combined with strength training a couple of days per week. (Note: It may be advisable to check with your health care provider before beginning a new physical activity routine.)
As part of American Heart Month, the University Health Center will host its inaugural Heart Health Fair Feb. 8 from 1-4 p.m. at the health center.
Aligning with the University Health Center’s mission, the goal of the fair is to provide education. Much of the education will address the value of prevention in reducing the risks for heart disease. The health center and various UGA campus departments have partnered to deliver a comprehensive, interactive health fair. The fair will include tasting tours, mindfulness classes, BMI and VO2 max testing, blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings for at-risk participants by UHC Medical Clinic employees.
All activities are free, except the $10 fee assessed for cholesterol screenings for non-fees paid UGA students, faculty, staff, spouses, domestic partners and UGA retirees. To provide best results on screenings, participants must have no food or drink except water after midnight the night before the event.
More information about the Heart Health Fair is at www.uhs.uga.edu.
Source: University Health Center