Monday, February 1, 2010

February is American Heart Month

So I may not be an uber health freak but one health issue I always keep on my mind is heart disease. A couple of years ago my Granny Lila went in for a simple procedure that turned into quad-bypass that later resulted in her passing away.

The kicker about my Granny Lila dying of heart disease was that on the outside you would never guess she had a heart issue. She was a picture of health for a woman in her seventies. You never know who could have heart problems.

The website that has the most heart information is http://www.americanheart.org/. It is the American Heart Association's website. Below is the link for a life check that I would encourage you to take to check your heart health:

http://mylifecheck.heart.org/

All during the month of February I will be posting heart healthy tips on this blog! STAY TUNED!

2 comments:

Cynthia said...

Oh so true! My friends husband passed away yesterday during heart surgery. It is so surreal. Looking at him you would have NEVER guessed he had heart problems. He was very active, in the military and was always calm and cheerful. Heart disease can attack anyone. We never really know. Makes me really consider what it is going to take to make me get on the ball and take this seriously. I think I just got a wake up call. Thanks for your post!

Chris & Cary Plunkett said...

Girl! It's never too late! If you have time you should surf around americanheart.org. They have a TON of great resources and most of them are free!