Show Your Heart Some Love

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February is a month where love is in the air, and it also happens to be American Heart Month – so what better occasion to talk about the body’s most important muscle?

While we all know that a healthy heart is essential to our well-being, what may be less commonly known is that according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease. Fortunately, this is largely preventable with exercise and a well-balanced diet.

At the Capital Area Food Bank, we know there’s a powerful connection between food and wellness, and this is one very important example.

We’re committed to helping those in need create the foundations for wellness by distributing good food, along with easy to use resources that make unlocking the power of that food a simple and delicious experience. That includes our latest crop of recipe cards, which feature icons like the one on the left to highlight the health benefits each recipe has to offer – including those that are great for the heart!

Join us in recognizing American Heart Month by donating time as a volunteer or funds to provide meals and sharing these resources with family and neighbors. Together we can solve hunger.

Exercising with a partner is a great way to take care of your heart <3