Summer Sun Safety Month highlights skin cancer prevention and heat related safety tips
With extreme heat and air quality warnings here are tips to keep cool to be heart-healthy when temperatures rise.
How to Stay Active in Warm Weather
When the temperature goes up in the summer months, exercising outside can become challenging. Even heat-loving, sun-seeking exercisers can become overheated when the sun is beaming down in the heat of the day. Tips to keep in mind.
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Reduce or limit sedentary screen time, including watching television, playing video games and using a digital device.
Provide kids with opportunities to be active. Give them active toys and games, like bikes, skateboards, roller skates, scooters, jump ropes, balls and sports equipment.
Get familiar with community facilities near you, like pools, recreation centers, bike paths and parks.
National Immunization Awareness Month – Learn what immunizations are important for people with or at risk for cardiovascular disease.
Keeping kids heart healthy - Physical activity boosting resources support classroom performance (Sept. 2022)
Limit kids’ screen-time throughout the school year - Limit screen time among kids, experts caution (AHA News 2018)
A good night's sleep - A wake-up call on teen sleep: Why doctors want school bells to ring later (Aug. 2019)
August Calendar Highlights
Summer Sun Safety Month, National Breastfeeding Month, National Immunization Awareness Month, Back to School Month,
Plus take a walk and help save lives - Find a Heart Walk near you!
National Peach Month - Fuzzy and full of nutrients, peaches are a summertime staple | AHA recipes with peaches
8/1 – National Minority Awareness Day
8/6 – American Family Day | National Friendship Day | National Sisters Day
8/6-12 - National Farmers Market Week
8/9 - International Day of the World's Indigenous People – Established by the UN General Assembly to acknowledge contributions of indigenous peoples on world issues and work to help protect the rights of indigenous populations.
8/12 – International Youth Day
8/15 – National Back to School Prep Day | National Relaxation Day
8/17 – National Nonprofit Day
8/18 – National Couple’s Day
8/19 – World Humanitarian Day
8/21 – Senior Citizens Day | International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism – remembers those who suffered and died in the transatlantic slave trade.
8/25 to 8/31 – Be Kind to Humankind Week
8/26 – Women's Equality Day – commemorates this day in 1920 when the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was certified giving women the right to vote. | National Dog Day
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