• 08-NOV-2023

American Heart Association Launches PSA Encouraging People to Protect their Me Time

Constant or chronic stress may negatively impact heart health. Common stressors like money, work, health and family responsibilities can be a major barrier to living a healthy life. They contribute to high blood pressure, increased heart rate and inflammation, which can lead to cardiovascular disease, like heart disease and stroke. Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, and it disproportionately affects Hispanic/Latino communities due to socioeconomic determinants of health like lack of access to health care and food insecurity.

This new PSA from the American Heart Association challenges people to protect their “me time” by taking small steps to reduce stress like exercising, putting their phones down, breathing or connecting with a loved one to help their mind, heart and body. The :30 message highlights the need for communities to work together to ensure everyone has access to the resources needed to maintain good heart-health.

By airing this PSA, you’re helping viewers take manageable steps toward reducing stress and improving their overall physical and mental well-being.

To learn more visit, heart.org/stress