Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Your Heart

St. Valentine's Day is traditionally the day we show our love for others. I think it's also a fitting day to remind us all to take care of ourselves, especially our hearts.

Heart disease is the #1 killer of American women.

My sister and brother-in-law have recently had surgeries to address heart issues. Thankfully, they have adjusted their diets, are exercising more, and doing great. (I need to follow their examples.) My sister-in-law also has had several surgeries for a congenital problem with her heart. So, this issue hits close to home.

Several corporations have programs to encouage us to take care of our hearts. Campbell's soup has a sweepstakes going on until March 31 to encourage people to have a heart-healthy lifestyle. They are giving away prizes as part of their continuing program to fight heart disease.

Their AdDress your Heart program going on until March 31 also encourages women (and men) to watch inspirational celebrity videos. For every video viewed, Campbell's will donate $1 to the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women program," up to $625,000.

So, while you're remembering your loved ones today, don't forget to take care yourself--and love your heart!

11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful spin on Valentine's Day! I'd say your heart seems to be big and in the right place :)

    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  2. Hi Jules,
    Thanks.
    I didn't want my post to sound preachy, but it's an important issue, especially for women.
    donna

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  3. Good info here...you did your part by passing on....Happy Heart Day to you too! :)

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  4. A worthy spin on Valentines Day. My father recently had major heart surgery, so it was very fitting for me. Thank you.

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  5. Hi Claudia,
    Thanks.

    Hi Ellie,
    Hope your did is doing well.
    Donna

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  6. Excellent post.
    We all need to remember to take care of our physical hearts as well as our emotional ones.
    Happy Valentine's Day.

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  7. Hi Carol,
    Thanks. I liked the post on your blog today too.
    Donna

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  8. Great post. Dr. Oz covered this a week or so ago. With little effort he said this could be prevented. Ten minutes of exercise (fast enought to get the heart rate up,and a better diet were two things he mentioned.
    Happy Valentine's Day
    Ann

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  9. Donna,
    This is a timely reminder. I have to get out of this chair and exercise more.

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  10. Hi Ann,
    Ten minutes sounds like something I can do.

    Hi Linda,
    You are welcome.

    Donna

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  11. Thanks for the info and links, Have a wonderful day! :)

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