February is American Heart Month, and Mayo Clinic Health System is inviting the public to take part in a free, month-long virtual challenge to learn more about heart numbers and improve personal heart health. 

Participants in the “Know Your Numbers Heart Health Challenge” will receive weekly emails with heart-health information, trackers and challenges to guide them toward heart-healthy habits. 

“Knowing and understanding key heart numbers — blood pressure, cholesterol and heart rate, along with your family history — allow you and your health care team to determine your risk for developing heart and cardiovascular diseases,” says Jose Exaire, M.D., cardiologist, Mayo Clinic Health System. “Knowing your risk is critical to preventing heart diseases and for taking steps to improve your overall heart health.”

Registration for the “Know Your Numbers Heart Health Challenge” concludes Feb. 1. Those who wish to participate can register at mayoclinichealthsystem.org.