Frugal Family: American Heart Health Month

February is dedicated to the health of one’s heart in many ways. There’s Valentine’s Day, but February is also “American Heart Month.” Take five minutes and review how to be frugal with your heart health.

1. Healthy Cooking

Deal Time: Everyday

Where to Find It: In your kitchen. Find tips and help on this website.

Visit the American Heart Association’s Healthy Cooking section of their Nutrition Center website. Here you can find summer barbeque tips, healthy snacking ideas, smart substitutions, and step by step guides for healthier preparation methods.

2. Physical Activity and Other Healthy Habits

Deal Time: Everyday

Where to Find It: American Heart Association’s Get Moving microsite

Visit this website to learn about the price of inactivity, how physical activity can improve the quality of your life, and many other tips for getting started and resources to keep you moving. There are also sections about stress management, weight management, and the benefits of quitting smoking. Be sure to visit the “Healthier Kids” section and read about how to get your kids into healthy habits early in life.

3. Heart Disease Info

Deal Time: Everyday

Where to Find It: American Heart Association’s Heart Disease microsite

Knowledge is power. Learn about your personal risks for heart disease, and the risks of your loved ones too. There is information about symptoms to watch for, and excellent articles describing every type of heart disease a person can face. Sign up for free emails about Heart Health, calculate your risk for a Heart Attack, and find out what screenings you might need.

4. The Spot

Deal Time: Daily

Where to Find It: 20 Broadway, Norwood | 781.255.7755

Still looking for more deals? Visit The Spot in Norwood for some awesome deals on healthy, fresh-made bagels. They also sell homemade cream cheese (plain, with chives, honey walnut, or with lox).

  • You can get any bagel with any flavor cream cheese for a dollar
  • Grab some gourmet coffee, also for a dollar
  • All bagels are 3 for a dollar after 3pm, daily
  • Buy a dozen bagels, get one free to make it a baker’s dozen
  • Get a free bagel before 11am every Tuesday morning


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