Healthy Heart/Valentine's Day
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®
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.
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.
For More Reads:
- Go Red Heart Attacks Happen to Women Part I
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- Go Red Recover and Prevent Heart Disease Part 2
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