February 21

Take Control of Your Heart Health

To improve overall cardiovascular health, the American Health Association suggests at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity). Being physically active is important to support the prevention of heart disease and stroke. Did you know that zumba is a great way to burn calories as well as have fun? Take control of your heart health and participate in GWCCA Zumba! The next zumba class is Thursday, February 22nd 5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m in the Fitness Center (Building B, Level 2). 


The last day to sign-up for the Hunger Walk/Run is Friday, February 23rd at 12:00p.m.



Following a heart-healthy diet can help you lose weight, lower your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels. A heart-healthy diet may also boost your energy because of your healthier food choices. You can get even more benefit from making diet changes if you also get plenty of exercise and don’t smoke. Try this heart-healthy recipe from the American Heart Association the next time you are craving a quick snack! 

Healthy Heart 2


Having high blood pressure, having high cholesterol, and smoking tobacco all increase your risk for heart disease. Health care professionals call these “risk factors.”

How many American adults have at least 1 of these 3 risk factors for heart disease?

a) 24 %
b) 37%
c) 47%
d) 76%

Be the first person to email the correct answer to Rozlynn Gaspard at RGaspard@gwcc.com to win a special prize!