When February rolls around, hearts abound. With everyone’s favorite romantic holiday just around the bend, you can’t turn a corner without coming face-to-face with floating hearts, candy hearts, and (our favorite) heart shaped chocolate. But there’s another reason to celebrate hearts this month: American Heart Month!
February Is American Heart Month
For the second year, February is dedicated to keeping your heart intact — both literally and figuratively! Keep yourself active and healthy for the people you love. American Heart Month raises awareness about heart health and the dangers of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of deaths in both men and women in America, causing one out of every three deaths. Countless other Americans suffer from serious illness or disability as a result of cardiovascular disease.
Skating toward a Healthier Heart
As we gear up to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Skate Zone considers all the ways we can keep our tickers ticking. Did you know that roller-skating is a top cardiovascular workout? The American Heart Association listed roller-skating as a top exercise to strengthen the heart and promote overall health. Other health benefits of roller-skating include:
- Building muscle strength and endurance
- Minimizing stress on the joints
- Developing flexibility and strength
- Improving cognitive function
Strengthen your heart while you celebrate the people in it. Visit your favorite skating center for Valentine’s Day skating, weekly roller-skating sessions, and weekly workouts to promote heart-health and overall fitness. To learn more about family events in Lafayette, call Skate Zone.