Apple typically has a few activity challenges up for grabs in February. The first one this month will be the Heart Month Challenge on Valentines Day, February 14th.
Apart from keeping you fit, the aim of this challenge is to raise awareness of heart disease. As you may 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.
2024 Heart Month challenge
You should start to get the notification about the 2024 Heart Month challenge in the coming days. As always, successfully completing the task will earn a virtual trophy for your virtual mantelpiece. There are also a bunch of animating stickers that can be shared through the Messages app or on FaceTime.
This year you will be required to put in thirty minutes of exercise on February 14th. This will need to be logged through the Workout app on the Apple Watch, or another fitness app that works with HealthKit. The other option is to complete the exercise via Apple Fitness+.
This Valentine’s day, it’s all about heart. Close your Exercise ring on February 14 to get this award.
Here are the stickers you can earn.
The rules were a bit different in some of the previous years. In 2021 users were required to put in sixty minute of exercise on the big day. The year before that you needed to close the ring seven days in a row starting February 8 and ending February 14.
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The Heart Month Challenge follows last month’s ‘Ring in the New Year’ challenge. That task boiled down to meeting all stand, exercise and move goals for 7 days in a row.
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