Loving Your Heart

Feb is American Heart Month.  It’s an opportunity for everyone, not just those in America to learn about the dangers, signs and preventative tips for heart disease, the number 1 killer of people in America.  You can learn more at the American Heart Association website.

Let’s talk about some action steps we can all take to get healthier and help our very important hearts.

1. Visit My Life Check and see how you’re doing with the 7 steps to improve your health.

2. Check out the warning signs of heart issues, not to be paranoid all the time, but just to know what to look for.

3. If you haven’t gotten in that Valentine’s date yet, check out some heart healthy ideas.

4. On the Heart Association website, there’s also lots of tips and thoughts about nutrition, physical activity, healthier kids, weight management, stress management, fats and oils, and quitting smoking.  Pick one or two to really get working on.  It could save your life.

I want you to be around for a very long time, after all, you’ve got people who depend on you and many gifts to share with the world.  Throughout the year I share a lot of tips and thoughts that can help you live a full, happy, healthy life, and I encourage you to share what you learn too. With a little education and some activity, we can help dramatically reduce the prevalence of heart disease in America and around the world.

How do you show love to your heart?  What’s your reason for doing so?  Share your thoughts and tips below.

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2 thoughts on “Loving Your Heart

  1. Love this very literal Valentine’s month post :). Something else I found out in Time this week was that those who consistently sleep less than 6 hours a night are at much higher risk for heart attack. Kinda put my life in strict relief to read that…. Argh!

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