Thursday, February 4, 2016

Strong Hearts. . . . . . . . . . .


February is American Heart Month.

But, this month is not just about St.Valentine's Day, chocolate hearts and pretty flowers.
Even more important, it is about taking care of your own heart in a healthy way.

This national awareness month provides WomenHeart - The National Coalition 
for Women with Heart Disease, the opportunity to spread the message about heart disease.

Heart disease affects more than 6 million American women, and another 37 million
 women are at risk. It is the number one killer of women and is responsible for
 1 in 3 deaths in women annually. 
In this country a woman dies every 80 seconds of heart disease!

A strong 'iron heart' - noticed at SuzAnna's Antiques on Monday


Tomorrow is National Go Red Day
Click HERE for more information - and be sure to wear something RED to show support for heart health.

Tomorrow I'll be wearing my red coat - and I'll be on the lookout for other 
women displaying red, knowing they too are supporting and loving healthy hearts.
Then, no matter which country you live in, waste no time, educate yourself
 as what is necessary for you to keep your own beautiful heart healthy and strong
 for many more years. For what are we without our beating hearts.

8 comments:

  1. Here's to a healthy heart. (and chocolate) xo

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  2. Thank you for the information Mary. I like to think of myself as knowledgeable about health issues and yet, I know very little about the heart and how it works and the symptoms. As you know, I am getting ready to undergo tests on my heart and have put it off. Our hearts are not something to put off and just cross our fingers and wait for a good time to have it checked out. As serious as a heart attack is a phrase to remember.

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  3. I mostly wear black but I will pop a bit of red on tomorrow..... far more important than Valentine's Day !! XXXX

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  4. That is a great reminder Mary. Thank you!

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  5. Thanks for the reminder! I will be wearing the red. Loved the photo from SuzAnna's.

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  6. Mine is broken but it keeps on beating :)
    Must be all that chocolate ~

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  7. Thanks for sharing this, Mary. I don't have a lot of red, I've never felt it was the 'right' color for me but I have an abundance of scarves left over from Abby when she left me with her leftovers! I'll find something for tomorrow as I have to be out and about and it will be in the high 20's.

    Good thoughts and hopefully better weather than us!

    jane

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  8. Yes, we grew up with my mother giving regularly to the heart foundation in UK as she herself has a heart murmur with a hole in her heart and her brother was a blue baby. VERY important work these groups do and one of those sort of overlooked areas where we would all do well to help more as it affects sooo many. Well done!

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