Dr. William Cooper Shares the Importance of Heart Health Month

Thoracic Surgeon and Professor of Surgery, Explains the Critical Need to Live a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

American Heart Month is observed each February to raise awareness on the importance of a healthy heart and to encourage habits that help reduce the risk of heart disease. Learn why staying active, eating healthy and watching weight is critically important as the world deals with COVID and the affects of the current health crisis. Cardiologist and author of Heart Attack: Truth, Tragedy, Triumph, Dr. William Cooper is available to share important information about lowering your risk for heart disease through practical eating habits and regular exercise. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease.


Diet is the number one factor to build better heart heath; but diet and nutrition does not have to be hard. Healthy lifestyles lead to healthy hearts and there is significant research which shows that regularly eating peanuts and peanut butter can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Southern Peanut Growers know that peanuts and peanut butter are easy to include in any heart-healthy diet. Plus, peanuts have mostly unsaturated fats and offer heart-helping nutrients like fiber, Magnesium and Vitamin E, and the most protein of any nut. Try a twist on a traditional PB&J, and replace the jelly with fresh fruit on whole grain bread. Or, add peanuts to salad or stir-fry, to feel good about frequent consumption of this tasty and heart-healthy food. For more information, visit PeanutButterLovers.com


Regular exercise and movement is critically important. That is why it is never too late to kickstart that fitness journey and get moving; and there is no better time to do that than in February during Heart Health Month. Planet Fitness, the Judgement Free Zone, is a great place to help people achieve their fitness goals, boost overall energy, promote physical and mental well-being, and better your heart health. Throughout the month of February and in honor of Heart Health Month, Planet Fitness will be showing their love with a FREE Heart Health Workout Collection on the PF App! Ranging from cardio,  yoga, to toning, each workout is designed to benefit heart health, boost mood, and increase energy. For more information, visit www.planetfitness.com