Heart Month

February is Heart Health Month. Give the people you care about the best gift on Valentine’s Day— a commitment to making just one healthy lifestyle change.

Join Ohio State all throughout February in supporting heart health by attending one of many complimentary events. Check below for participation eligibility. 

Schedule an appointment by going to LinkToHealth. In order to schedule, you must be benefits-eligible to schedule a screening. Biometric screenings are by appointment only.

Date Location
2/6 Wooster Campus
2/10 Ross Heart Hospital
2/12 Lima Campus
2/13 Newton Hall
2/14 Newton Hall
2/14 Gateway
2/18 Longaberger Alumni House
2/24 Student Academic Services Building
2/25 Newark Campus
2/26 Drinko Hall
2/26 Biomedical Research Tower
2/27 Biomedical Research Tower
2/27 Blackburn House

Track heart-healthy habits, participate in challenges and earn rewards in the Your Plan for Health program. Visit Virgin Pulse to get started! To register for programs please visit LinkToHealth. Educational Programs and Group Health Coaching are available to benefits-eligible faculty, staff and spouses only.

Educational Programming

Date Start Time Program Title Location
2/4 11:30 a.m. Expanding Your Investment Portfolio Webinar
2/5 11:30 a.m. Self-Care for Your Smile - and a Healthier You Webinar
2/5 11:30 a.m. Eating for Heart Health Webinar
2/11 Noon WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined): My WW Webinar
2/21 Noon Lunch and Learn: Preserve Your Heart and Brain Health. Evidence-based Strategies That Work!* Ross Heart Hospital and Webinar
2/25 6 p.m. Everyday Dishes for a Healthy Heart Cooking Demo* Kingsdale Giant Eagle
2/26 11:30 a.m. Stress Management Webinar


*Programs are open to all faculty, staff, students and spouses

Group Health Coaching

Date Start Time Program Title Location
2/3, 10, 17 and 24 2 p.m. A Balanced Me Webinar
2/5, 12, 19 and 26 12:30 p.m. Maintaining Resolutions Webinar
2/6, 13, 20 and 27 Noon Live Smart for a Healthy Heart Webinar

Track heart-healthy habits, participate in challenges and earn rewards in the Your Plan for Health program. Visit Virgin Pulse to get started! Register for fitness classes at LinkToHealth under Physical Activity. For details on these and other events in February, view the YP4H Calendar. All group fitness classes are open to all faculty, staff, students and spouses. If you are unable to access LinkToHealth, please email Buckeye Wellness.


Day Start Time Group Fitness Class Location
Mondays Noon LaBlast 660 Ackerman - Warehouse
Mondays 4:30 p.m. Beginner's Yoga East Hospital - Wallace Auditorium
Mondays 5 p.m. Vinyasa Yoga Mendenhall Laboratories - Room 291
Tuesdays 4:30 p.m. Zumba Ross Heart Hospital - Ross Auditorium
Tuesdays 4:45 p.m. Zumba East Hospital - Wallace Auditorium
Tuesdays 5:15 p.m. STRONG By Zumba See YP4H Calendar
Wednesdays Noon LaBlast 660 Ackerman - Warehouse
Thursdays 6:15 a.m. STRONG By Zumba Martha Morehouse - Purple Room
Wednesdays 4:45 p.m. Zumba Toning East Hospital - Wallace Auditorium
Thursdays 6:15 a.m.
Martha Morehouse - Purple Room
Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. Slow Flow Yoga 770 Ackerman
Thursdays 5:15 p.m. Zumba Student Academic Services Building - Lobby


Downloadable resources

Know Your Numbers and Take Action

A pocket guide to heart health you can use with your healthcare provider

Stroke Checklist

Tips for you and your family to reduce your risk of a stroke

Five Fast Facts on Vaping

Educate yourself and your loved ones on the dangers of vaping

Second Chance

A Columbus man's battle with heart disease and details on heart risk in Ohio

Information links

Total Health and Wellness at Ohio State East Hospital

Nurse practitioner-led, comprehensive care practice

Million Hearts® at Ohio State

Gain access to free educational modules you can use


Million Hearts® ABCS's

How you can use the ABCS's to protect your heart health


Heart and Vascular Center at Ross Heart Hospital

One of the nation’s best hospitals for cardiovascular care

Vaping and potential heart risk

Newly-published study on how vaping can harm your heart


National Academy of Medicine case study

Ohio State featured as national role model for wellness and prevention

National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention

Move with the Mayor initiative and the latest information on heart health

JustBreathe at Ohio State

Campaign to support stress management created by One University faculty/staff wellness sub-council

American Heart Association

Nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke

Ohio Department of Health

Links to statewide public health information, tools and resources


Health Affairs article on Chief Wellness Officers

Making the case for CWO positions in health systems to address patient care and clinician burnout

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