Wear Red 2018

February is American Heart Month and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) encourages people across the country to reduce their risk for heart disease.  A healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity, smart eating, maintaining a good weight, and not smoking, can substantially lower risk of heart disease and stroke.

This year’s theme, “Moving More,” encourage everyone to join others to make heart-healthy and long-lasting lifestyle changes. Research shows a strong social support can make it easier to stay motivated and reach your fitness and nutrition goals.

During American Heart Month, NHLBI is encourages everyone to use #OurHearts on social media to share what you and your friends, family, and coworkers are doing to get heart healthy together. Visit #OurHearts to be inspired by the activities of others around the country. Join the #OurHearts movement at NIH by participating in heart-healthy events on the NIH campus. Bring your coworkers and come have fun!

#OurHearts Dance Together!

American Heart Month #OurHearts Activities

  • Tuesdays: Heart Healthy Food Options presented by Eurest

  • Friday, February 7th: National Wear Red Day®

  • Friday, February 7th – 12pm – 1pm: CRC Atrium “Kickoff: Dance Break #MovingMore”: NIH fitness instructors will lead easy dance routines that get hearts beating together for a dance break.

  • February 25th: Sleep Health & Heart Health Videocast

  • February 3rd – 7th: Moving More


  • February 10th – 14th: Heart Healthy Eating

  • February 18th – 21st: Knowing your heart health stats (QuickFit checks on and off campus)

  • February 18th – 21st: Wear Red and participate in a group fitness class FREE

  • February 24th – 28th: Lifestyle factors (stress reduction, quitting smoking, and getting better sleep).

  •  Throughout February: Café Wellness Tours. Visit Wellness@NIH to find one that fits your schedule.

February FREE Fitness Classes

In honor of American Heart Month R&W NIH Fitness Program will offer FREE group fitness classes as scheduled Tuesday, February 18th – Friday, February 21st for those who wear RED. Check the group fitness schedule.