Give The Gift Of Life On Valentine’s Day

February is the month when we get candy, gifts of jewelry and flowers.  All of this is great, heart-health-4but we can get any of these anytime, and if truth be told if we wait until the evening of February 14, we can get them for about half price.

This year whey don’t you and your significant other give each other the gift of life?  February is not only Valentine’s Day, it is American Heart Month /Go Red for Women.  When was the last time either of you had your heart checked?  If it has been a while, here are a few tests to ask your doctor to give you.

  • Waist circumference
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Fasting blood glucose
  • Weight and BMI

Instead of going solo to the doctor for these tests, take your significant other with you, and then accompany them when they have their tests.

The best gifts are not always the most expensive.  They can be the ones that are given from the heart–they can be priceless.

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Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.  Happy Valentine’s Day–give the gift of life.

 

FOCUS ON YOU (REALLY–FOCUS ON YOU)

As women of a certain age, we tend to put ourselves last.  You know that health test that should be done every so often, that exam that we should do everyday–it seems these tests and others get pushed aside for more important things–other people’s important things.

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Baylor Health has come to the rescue.  They are holding a “FREE” women’s health and wellness event on January 26, 2013 from 7:30 am to noon.  The event “For Women For Life” will have free health screenings.  You will be able to learn about disease prevention and even ask health questions at their health information booths.  You can also talk to the doctors that will be there.  You do have to “RSVP” at 1.800.4BAYLOR or you can go online.

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Baylor Health is located in North Texas, but I am almost certain that other hospitals offer the same type of programs.  Take a look around your area to find out if there is a similar program offered.  If there is, please share with us so that we can all “FOCUS ON OURSELVES”  Grab your girlfriends and go  because “thisisyourbestyear”.

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The link to the event in Texas is: http://www.baylorhealth.com/SpecialtiesServices/WomensHealth/Pages/FWFL.aspx