Summer is a great time to prioritize your heart health. That’s why the American Heart Association and NYU Langone Health are hosting this special webinar to help residents of New York City and Long Island make the most of this season: by eating smart and seasonally, moving more while staying safe in the heat, and learning the lifesaving skill of hands-only CPR. We want to give a special thank you to our featured speakers Melissa Alazraki, RDN and Dr. Sean Heffron from NYU Langone Health; and our CPR Demo presenters Mr. Puglisi and Izabela Kubis from the Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management.
Seasonal eating is defined as including foods in your diet that are harvested in the same season that you are eating them. Much like how flowers bloom at a certain time of year, the fruits and vegetables we eat each have a season where they are at peak performance. Eating seasonally is as simple as knowing what fruits and vegetables are being grown and harvested at what time of year. Click here to learn more…
Protect Your Heart in the Heat
Summer temperatures shouldn’t stop you from jogging, hiking or playing sports outside – but they should alert you to the danger of heat illnesses brought on by exertion. The higher the red line creeps up the thermometer gauge, the more red flags for outdoor exercise. Click here to learn more…
The symptoms of heat stroke include (call 911 or the local emergency number right away):
- Fever (temperature above 104 °F)
- Irrational behavior
- Extreme confusion
- Dry, hot, and red skin
- Rapid, shallow breathing
- Rapid, weak pulse
Hands-only CPR: 2 Steps to Save a Life
Be the difference for someone you love. In a cardiac arrest, every second counts. A cardiac arrest can happen anywhere, often while at home, at work or at play. And the victim could be someone you know and love. We believe anyone can learn the simple steps to save a life, and everyone should. Click here to learn more…
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.