American Heart Month, 2019, 2043-2044 [2019-01482]

Download as PDF 2043 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 25 Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Title 3— Proclamation 9840 of January 31, 2019 The President American Heart Month, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Heart disease is America’s most prolific killer, responsible for one in four deaths in the United States each year. American Heart Month is an opportunity to remember the loved ones lost to this deadly disease, raise awareness of the warning signs and symptoms of heart disease and heart attacks, and commit to a lifestyle that improves overall heart health. Although heart disease has persisted as the leading cause of death among Americans for nearly a century, we are steadily eroding its grip on our health. Heart disease claims a smaller and smaller percentage of our loved ones than it did at its height in the 1960s. Through technological advancements and decades of scientific research, we have learned a tremendous amount about the causes of heart disease. We now know that smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, lack of physical activity, obesity, diabetes, and prediabetes are some of the leading factors that can contribute to our risk for heart disease. Most importantly, we have learned that it is never too late or too early to improve your heart health. Small changes— undertaken at any time—such as committing to a healthy diet and regular exercise can make a big difference. Last November, the Department of Health and Human Services released the second edition of ‘‘Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans,’’ which outlines the importance of physical exercise and provides information on how adults and children can live more active lives and improve their cardiovascular health. Nearly 80 percent of adult Americans, however, fail to meet the key guidelines for both aerobic and muscle strengthening activity. The guidelines recommend that adults get at least two and a half hours per week of moderate aerobic physical activity and muscle-strengthening activities over two or more days each week. Children ages 6 through 17 should get 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. As the risk for heart disease increases with age, it is vital to deter this deadly disease by taking steps to stay physically active throughout life, maintain a healthy body weight, and promote overall heart health, including by eating a well-balanced diet and abstaining from tobacco products. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with PRES DOCS This month, I encourage all Americans to prioritize their health and educate themselves about heart disease. Through our continued efforts as a Nation and as individuals, we can work to reduce the chance of heart disease and ensure both present and future generations of Americans live healthier and fuller lives. In acknowledgement of the importance of the ongoing fight against heart disease, the Congress, by Joint Resolution approved on December 30, 1963, as amended (36 U.S.C. 101), has requested that the President issue an annual proclamation designating February as American Heart Month. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim February 2019 as American Heart Month. The First Lady and I encourage all Americans to participate in National Wear Red Day on February 1, 2019, to raise awareness and reaffirm our commitment to fighting heart disease. I also invite the Governors of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Feb 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06FED0.SGM 06FED0 2044 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / Presidential Documents States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, officials of other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and the American people to join me in recognizing and reaffirming our commitment to fighting heart disease. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortythird. [FR Doc. 2019–01482 2–5–19; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Feb 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06FED0.SGM 06FED0 Trump.EPS</GPH> amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F9–P

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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9840 of January 31, 2019

                
American Heart Month, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Heart disease is America's most prolific killer, 
                responsible for one in four deaths in the United States 
                each year. American Heart Month is an opportunity to 
                remember the loved ones lost to this deadly disease, 
                raise awareness of the warning signs and symptoms of 
                heart disease and heart attacks, and commit to a 
                lifestyle that improves overall heart health.

                Although heart disease has persisted as the leading 
                cause of death among Americans for nearly a century, we 
                are steadily eroding its grip on our health. Heart 
                disease claims a smaller and smaller percentage of our 
                loved ones than it did at its height in the 1960s. 
                Through technological advancements and decades of 
                scientific research, we have learned a tremendous 
                amount about the causes of heart disease. We now know 
                that smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, 
                lack of physical activity, obesity, diabetes, and 
                prediabetes are some of the leading factors that can 
                contribute to our risk for heart disease. Most 
                importantly, we have learned that it is never too late 
                or too early to improve your heart health. Small 
                changes--undertaken at any time--such as committing to 
                a healthy diet and regular exercise can make a big 
                difference.

                Last November, the Department of Health and Human 
                Services released the second edition of ``Physical 
                Activity Guidelines for Americans,'' which outlines the 
                importance of physical exercise and provides 
                information on how adults and children can live more 
                active lives and improve their cardiovascular health. 
                Nearly 80 percent of adult Americans, however, fail to 
                meet the key guidelines for both aerobic and muscle 
                strengthening activity. The guidelines recommend that 
                adults get at least two and a half hours per week of 
                moderate aerobic physical activity and muscle-
                strengthening activities over two or more days each 
                week. Children ages 6 through 17 should get 60 minutes 
                or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity each 
                day. As the risk for heart disease increases with age, 
                it is vital to deter this deadly disease by taking 
                steps to stay physically active throughout life, 
                maintain a healthy body weight, and promote overall 
                heart health, including by eating a well-balanced diet 
                and abstaining from tobacco products.

                This month, I encourage all Americans to prioritize 
                their health and educate themselves about heart 
                disease. Through our continued efforts as a Nation and 
                as individuals, we can work to reduce the chance of 
                heart disease and ensure both present and future 
                generations of Americans live healthier and fuller 
                lives.

                In acknowledgement of the importance of the ongoing 
                fight against heart disease, the Congress, by Joint 
                Resolution approved on December 30, 1963, as amended 
                (36 U.S.C. 101), has requested that the President issue 
                an annual proclamation designating February as American 
                Heart Month.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim February 
                2019 as American Heart Month. The First Lady and I 
                encourage all Americans to participate in National Wear 
                Red Day on February 1, 2019, to raise awareness and 
                reaffirm our commitment to fighting heart disease. I 
                also invite the Governors of the

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                States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, officials of 
                other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United 
                States, and the American people to join me in 
                recognizing and reaffirming our commitment to fighting 
                heart disease.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of January, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                third.
                
                
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[FR Doc. 2019-01482
 2-5-19; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F9-P