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Heart Health Month

February 2023

28 Days of Heart Health at UTSA

UTSA Wellness is celebrating National Heart Month by hosting a series of interactive events throughout February to keep your body active and learn how to protect your cardiovascular system. Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work or in their communities tend to be healthier and live longer? According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), one reason is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we work on them with others.

To inspire you to protect and strengthen you heart with the support of others, UTSA Wellness kicks of #28daysofheartatutsa with a Healthy Heart Demo Cooking Class on Friday, Feb. 3, followed by the Heart Health Fair and Walk on Friday, Feb. 10, and a series of CPR training classes.

Friday, Feb. 3, 12 p.m.

Demo Cooking Class, hosted by UTSA Nutrition and Dietetics Department
UTSA Recreation Center Room 2.204E

During our healthy cooking demonstrations, UTSA senior Jessica Barragan will demonstrate how it is just as easy to make a heart healthy meal as it is to make an unhealthy meal, and that a heart healthy meal can taste AMAZING. Complimentary and easy-to-follow recipe sheets will be provided so you can cook and enjoy at home.

NOTE: The class is limited to 15 employees. Save your spot now by emailing UTSA Wellness to pre-register.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Limeade Demo
Online: 12 p.m. Registration; 2 p.m. Registration

Take charge of your wellness goals with the UT Living Well app powered by Limeade. We will provide a demo of the mobile app, which can help you reach your physical, emotional and financial goals at work and home. If you haven’t done so already, sign up for the mobile app to learn more.  

Friday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m.

Heart Health Walk
Meet at the Rowdy Statue

Join your fellow Roadrunners as we walk together for the annual Heart Walk. Attendees will have their names placed into a drawing. If you can’t meet up on campus, get outside and walk 10 minutes at 9 a.m. Either way, wear red and post your pictures to Instagram using the #28daysofheartatutsa hashtag.

Friday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Heart Health Fair
Retama Galleria, Student Union

Join us after the Heart Walk for a great opportunity to participate in healthy food tastings, meet with UT System insurance vendors, learn about free health resources offered by the Alamo City and so much more.

Feb. 17–28, Various times

CPR Training Classes
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UTSA offers American Heart Association instructor-led classes that teach critical skills you needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrive. Learn how to provide first aid, CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Visit MyTraining to register for an upcoming class.