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Healthy Heart/Valentine's Day

Updated on July 2, 2017

Valentines Day: History of Valentine's Day by historychannel

REMEMBER/A LITTLE HISTORY:

Valentine's Day is set aside during the month of February where we show that special someone and even family and friends just how much we love them. Just how much we care. Remember elementary school celebrations of Valentine's Day? The fun of picking the sweetest and coolest cards to share with your classmates. And your best friend said, 'Ooooooo, that's your boyfriend or girlfriend.' Those were 'cute' times, right. We blushed and our hearts did a little 'pitter patter...,' fun times.

Then, as we get older, those cards, notes and letters have a way of reinforcing our hearts in a comfort zone of knowing our love is reciprocated. We have spent a season or more giving and showing love and know that we are loved in return. Origins of just how Valentine's Day got started can be somewhat vague. It seems it started out as a rather brutal ritual. There were several real 'St. Valentines.' However, only one (he married couples in secret), is noted for coining Valentines' Day. And 'cupid' the matchmaker, must have been guiding him with his wings.

That special day of joy has now been accompanied by an added 'beat of the heart.' The whole month of February is also celebrated as 'Heart Health Month.' We become more aware of how to be heart healthy. Eating the right foods, how to not be so stressful (try meditating, yoga, tai-chi, rest and relaxation, including sleep, fun and socializing) ,drinking plenty of water and geting a good amount of exercise. Show your awareness about the care and concern for heart health and awareness by wearing your red. Wearing Red is the first Friday of February each year.

So while we are sending out all of those Valentine's Day cards, let us utilize this month to learn and do the things necessary for a healthy heart as well. The one that beats inside of YOU.

"National Wear Red Day®

National Heart, Lung and Blood Inst.  "®National Wear Red Day is a registered trademark of HHS and AHA."
National Heart, Lung and Blood Inst. "®National Wear Red Day is a registered trademark of HHS and AHA."

HEART HEALTH MONTH/How To Participate

Heart Health Month is dedicated to:

Learning the impact heart disease has on women and the high death rate it causes.

  • Learn the signs/symptoms of heart problems.
  • How high blood pressure affects heart health.
  • Practice the necessity for being careful of our salt/sodium intake.
  • Free Screenings: Learn how to get your free screening for heart health. The 'Wisewoman' mission is in support of everyone receiving free and/or low-cost screenings for health care and maintenance.

Women's Alert

Heart troubles for women may be a little different than those experienced by men. The signs may not always be associated with heart issues and are easily dismissed. Women may feel more nausea, fatigue and some breathlessness and may think they are just tired or maybe even coming down with the flu. Do not take these symptoms for granted. If you have any concerns, questions or doubts about the symptoms you are having - see your doctor as soon as possible. You may save your life and prevent it from hurting further and hurting the hearts of your loved ones.

LET THE LOVE FLOW/SUMMARY:

Feel free to express your love and care to those you love. Whether your spouse, signiicant other, family member or friend(s). The showing of a little love shows just how big you care. Especially with an added good health wish. A few ideas:

*Romantic Dinner/Gift Exchange

*Bake a Cake

*Valentines Day Soiree

*Love notes, cards and letters.


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      Elena 3 years ago from London, UK

      Popped by to say "hello" and wish you a beautiful weekend. :-)

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      Support Med. 4 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for your comment. It's been a while, LOL. Have a great day.

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      Eileen Hughes 4 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Great article, we all need to look after and health and return the love given from loved ones. Valentines day is a special day

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      Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for visiing again Lady_E: Hope you had a blessed Easter-will have new hubs up soon--been pretty busy lately-however, I'm still part of the hubpages community. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      It was refreshing to read this article again.

      Have a lovely Easter. :)

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      Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

      Powerpoe1: Thanks for visiting and commenting. Keep working to help others. Have a good day!

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      Powerpoe1 6 years ago

      Beautiful Hub about Valentine's Day! I'm always working on that day to help others select that perfect gift. (Definitely a vote-up)

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      Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for your visit and comments katiem2. Have a good day!

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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      Heart disease is vital to learn about. Thank you for bringing awareness to a major health threat rated Valentines Day Healthy Heart. :) Katie

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      Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for visiting Coolmom2009! Glad you enjoyed reading this hub. Have a great day!

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      I enjoyed reading this article. Good hub rated up.

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      Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for you visit vocalcoach. I too am wearing my red sweater at the moment, hmmmmm!!!!!!!!! Glad you enjoyed the heart correlation. I'm certain your students are happy to have you as their coach! Hope you have a great day!!!!!!!!!!

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Superb hub! Wearing my red sweater (brrrr). Made some lavish red hearts to give out to my piano and vocal students. Thanks for relating health to love!

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      Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

      Patty: Glad you have some red to wear!! I have the red dress pin as well. Cool!! Received it when I was involved with the med. team performing free health screenings while I was in training. Loved it!!!

      Lady_E: Glad you like the flow of this hub. Hope you are having a great day!

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Very interesting - I like the way you brought the heart aspect into it. Very important.

      Best Wishes. :)

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      I have some red I can wear! Voted Up and rated.

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      Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks Pamela99: The good thing about hubpages is it's so big that there can be many hubs about the same topic and not get boring. I think it's good we are both thinking alike. That means we both are aware of the importance of health awareness. Thanks for your comments and hope you are having a great day! Now on to your wearing red and heart disease hub. Have a good one!!

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      Support Med, I guess we both thinking alike today as I wrote about wearing red and heart disease. I like the way you started with Valentines day which led right into the heart. I love the little jumper.