fighting heart disease and stroke in the wake of Sandy
Robbinsville, NJ - Hurricane Sandy may have taken our beaches, homes and businesses, but the
Keeping Jersey's Hearts Strong
is working to make sure that she doesn't take any of Jersey's hearts.
Heart attacks and cardiac emergencies often rise after a natural disaster, such as Hurricane Sandy. In fact, in the months following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans hospitals reported a 28 to 35 percent increase in heart attacks, particularly those induced by stress instead of blocked arteries. The American Heart Association is working to stop that trend in Jersey by offering free heart disease and stroke prevention kits to help those who have been struggling to live a healthy lifestyle due to the storm.
The kit includes various facts sheets with lifesaving information and practical tips on how to cook and eat healthy, exercise daily, minimize stress, maintain weight, control blood pressure and cholesterol as well as healthy recipes which don't require cooking, as well as a free gift. The FREE kits are now available by visiting the Salvation Army in Red Bank or Toms River, the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, the Ocean County Mall in Toms River or by calling the American Heart Association at 609.223.3733 to have one mailed directly to you. You can also download the kit by visiting www.heart.org/newjersey.
Together, we can make sure to Keep Jersey's Hearts Strong!