It’s National Heart Health Month and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to take stock of your heart. How are you doing? This month, consider what you’re doing to practice self-care. Perhaps you set aside a few minutes regularly to meditate, reflect or pray about what’s on your heart. Spend some time with loved ones. And be sure to get your heart pumping a little faster by getting your body moving!
According to the American Heart Association, 2300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day (1 every 38 seconds). A great way to combat heart disease is to engage in regular physical activity. Before you say “but I don’t want to go to the gym,” consider this: physical activity isn’t restricted to running a mile or working out at the local fitness center (although that is a great option). Try walking – dancing – yoga – playing sports!
The Salvation Army throughout the Greater Chicago Metropolitan area offers numerous ways to get your heart rate up.
Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Pickleball and Golf
Boot Camp and Step Aerobics
Boxing, Martial Arts, and Self Defense
Dance and Zumba
Fitness Center + Personal Trainers
Swimming and Aquatics
Walking Club and Track
Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong
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Crossgenerations Corps Community Center (Blue Island)
Basketball and Soccer
Fitness Center + Weight Room
Harbor Light/Freedom Center
Midway Corps Community Center
St. Charles Tri-City Corps Joe K. Anderson Community Center
Fit 2 Live Weight Management Group
Low-impact/Sculpt Exercise and Seated Exercise Classes
Walking Track – new extended hours!
Joliet Corps Community Center
East Chicago, Indiana