A UVA Heart & Vascular Center Initiative

Heart Month 2018: Move More!

Posted January 30, 2018

Get up and get active to lower your risk of heart disease

Skinny jeans and bikinis aren’t the only reasons to hit the gym. The fact is, exercise is a must for overall wellness — and it’s especially critical for maintaining your cardiovascular health. By lowering your blood pressure, improving your cholesterol levels and limiting weight gain, physical activity can reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke by as much as 29 percent.

That’s why this Heart Month, we won’t be celebrating sitting down. UVA Club Red is gearing up for a fitness-filled February, so whether you enjoy yard work or jogging, hiking or CrossFit®, we want you to join us in our quest to move more.

Watch the video to learn more about Heart Month 2018 from our Club Red clinical ambassador and UVA cardiologist Brandy Patterson, MD. Plus! You’ll hear from some of our Club Red members who share their motivation for staying active.

What Moves You?
It’s not always easy to stay motivated. We want to know what keeps you going. Tell us, “What moves you?” by posting your response on Facebook with #MoveMoreUVA.
**Every poster will be entered to win a Club Red prize!





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