Welcome to the American Heart Association’s 4-month program on how to become more resilient. Over the next four months the American Heart Association’s New York City Board of Directors will present a monthly program intended to help individuals like you hone their resiliency skills.
We created this program because there is a lot to feel anxious about in the world: COVID, lost jobs, rising rents, shrinking finances. It’s a time like none of us have ever seen. But together we will make it through, and we need to be more resilient to make it through each day. How do we do that? Where do we start?
First of all, what does it mean to be resilient – it’s the ability to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. Resiliency is the ability to survive, and thrive from, stressful experiences while building up skills to manage future hardship. We have been in difficult conditions since March 2020 and while there is light at the end of the tunnel, we still must be resilient.
Click on each month to browse that month’s video, activity and resource library.
Month 1: Take Action
Let’s talk about healthy habits, how to prioritize yourself, how to add color to your plate, how to add movement to your day, the importance of sleep and how to reconnect with your doctor.
Month 2: Be Well
This second month of our Live Fierce NYC Resiliency program is all about mindfulness and being well. We’re going to focus on practicing gratitude, managing stress, meditation and mental health.
This third month of our Live Fierce NYC Resiliency program is all about reducing your risk and preventing heart disease and stroke. Take control of your health by moving more and protecting your brain health.
The fourth month of our Live Fierce NYC Resiliency program is all about focusing on hope, optimism and looking forward to the future by practicing the resiliency skills we’ve learned throughout this journey.
Diego is the Communications Director for the American Heart Association in New York City. He loves sharing powerful stories that inspire people to take control of their health.