ESSA to promote Healthy Heart Month

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

Baker University Exercise Science Student Alliance (ESSA) will promote Healthy Heart Month around the Baldwin City campus throughout the month of February.


Feb. 6- Wear RED for Heart Health Awareness.

Feb. 13 – Jump rope for a healthy heart competition outside of the student union from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Feb. 17- Heart trivia games during lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Feb. 24- Blood pressure and heart rate readings in the coffee shop of the student union from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Senior Tanner Clark is a member of ESSA in charge of planning the month’s events. He is excited about Healthy Heart Month, but says he cares more about what the campus learns from it.

“We (ESSA) want to raise awareness during Healthy Heart Month that unhealthy decisions today will affect your heart health in the future,” Clark said.

Rachel Campbell, a freshman representative of ESSA who is also helping organize the event, has similar goals for Healthy Heart Month.

“I just hope people start to become more aware of what they are doing and what they are eating so they can have a better understanding of how that will affect their heart health in the future,” Campbell said.

ESSA is encouraging student participation throughout the month. Campbell and Clark both shared their excitement for the activities that are planned.

“I am excited for the jump rope for Healthy Heart Month because of the competitive nature behind the event,” Campbell said.

Clark is looking forward to educate other students about their own health.

“I cant wait to pass out the heart shaped stickers and take students blood pressure because it is good for them to know their numbers and know where they stand,” Clark said.

Campbell explains the importance of the organization and the purpose behind events like Healthy Heart Month.

“Nearly all exercise science majors are in ESSA,” Campbell said. “It gives us all a way to come together and work together. The events that we do in ESSA gets us involved with the exercise science major more than any other opportunities on campus.”