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Apple to issue new challenge for American Heart Month

For those who may not know, February is American Heart Month. This is a federally designated event to educate on the importance of cardiovascular health, including coronary heart disease and stroke. To mark the occasion, Apple is issuing a new challenge.

apple to issue new challenge for american heart month - Apple to issue new challenge for American Heart MonthHeart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Chances are you know someone effected, as 610,000 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each year. That’s one in every four deaths.

But this condition knows no borders. It remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.9 million deaths each year.

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According to MacRumors, Apple Watch wearers will begin seeing the challenge early next week. To successfully complete the task, users will need to close their watch’s green exercise ring for seven days in a row between February 8th and 14th -Valentine’s Day. They’ll be rewarded with a heart-shaped badge and three iMessage stickers. This is the first time the sticker rewards will be animated.

This is how Apple describes the challenge.

Do something good for your heart and earn an award. Close your Exercise ring seven days in a row, starting February 8 and ending February 14.

Apple has issued a serious of challenges over the years. This one comes hot on the heels of the New Year’s challenge which required users to close the activity rings for seven consecutive days during the month of January.

Source: MacRumours

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