Summer Sun Safety Month highlights skin cancer prevention and heat related safety tips

Excessive Heat Warning temps

With extreme heat and air quality warnings here are tips to keep cool to be heart-healthy when temperatures rise.

Hydrating in the hot sun

Staying hydrated in the heat is critical plus beat the heat with hydrating foods this summer.

Hands-Only CPR reenactment

You could be the difference between life and death. Join our Nation of Lifesavers by learning Hands-Only CPR.


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.

Learn the American Heart Association’s Recommendations for Physical Activity in Adults and the recommendations in children.

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ASA Heat Stroke vs Stroke infographic

Full infographic text - Heat Stroke vs. Stroke Infographic

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Staying active this summer as a family

Be a role model for an active lifestyle. Start moving more yourself and find ways to be active together as a family.

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.

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National Breastfeeding Month - Learn how breastfeeding can be good for the heart health of mom and baby.

Dietary Recommendations for Healthy Children

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National Immunization Awareness Month – Learn what immunizations are important for people with or at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Here's what doctors know about immunizations right now: You still need them | Flu and Pneumonia Prevention

CDC Immunization Schedule

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!

Colorful Farmer's Market

National Farmers Market Week - Aug. 6-12.

How to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables | Recipes

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It's the Dog Days of Summer’ and Aug. 26 is National Dog Day, plus adding pets to your family has heart healthy benefits. A Healthy Bond for Life!

8/1 – National Minority Awareness Day

8/3 - Grab some nuts day - Go Nuts (But just a little!) | AHA recipes with nuts

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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