Apple Celebrating Heart Month With New Apple Watch Activity Challenge

Apple has announced that it is celebrating February’s Heart Month with a new Apple Watch Activity Challenge and more.

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, Apple is focusing on heart health in February with its new Heart Month Activity Challenge encouraging people to do a half-hour’s worth of exercise on February 14 by offering a special award.

To accompany the challenge, Apple will also be highlighting relevant products and services to do with heart health across Apple Fitness+, the App Store, the Apple TV app, Apple Podcasts, and Apple Books.

“We’re strong believers at Apple that if you can empower people with information about their health, you can change the trajectory of their well-being,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “Keeping your heart healthy requires a holistic approach — something we’ve focused on since the first generation of Apple Watch with the inclusion of activity and workout apps, in addition to heart rate. Today, people of all ages can use our products and services to learn more about staying healthy, work toward their personal goals, and have a lot of fun along the way.”

Alongside the new challenge, Apple is also highlighting a collection of apps available in the App Store that are built to help people improve their heart health.

Apple Books is offering a collection of titles that focus on heart health, including books on heart science, emotional well-being, and healthy eating. For viewers, the Apple TV app is featuring a collection of movies and shows on heart disease, heart science, and healthy living.

And on Apple Podcasts, listeners can find a curated group of popular podcasts on the Browse tab featuring medical experts that help listeners learn more about their health and the steps they can take to improve overall, fitness, mindfulness, and well-being.

Apple has also made some preliminary analysis of activity data shared from the Apple Heart and Movement Study available The analysis is based on more than 18 million workouts that have been logged by Apple Watch wearers during the pandemic, the Newsroom post says.

Check out all of Apple’s offerings over at their blog post.