Many others wore red gowns on National Wear Red Day and ate flavonol-rich chocolate on Valentine’s Day to honor Heart Health Month. A heart-healthy lifestyle includes eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, getting enough fiber, exercising regularly, quitting smoking if you smoke, drinking alcohol in moderation, and maintaining healthy body weight. Understanding, on the other hand, does not always indicate action. If you know someone who needs to be reminded of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle, now is the time to do it. It may be your husband, who needs a little more encouragement to exercise a few times a week, or the mother of one of your children’s best friends, who isn’t looking after herself and wants to provide a better example for her children. To these fantastic conversation starters, I would add that you should be prepared with concrete and actionable techniques to improve the heart health of your loved one. Keep in mind that these changes will not occur immediately, and you will have to work hard to achieve them. Small changes are encouraged, such as reducing portion sizes, adding an extra serving of vegetables to the lunch plate, and gradually boosting fiber consumption throughout the day.