Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The month of May is Move It May. The Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) The Heart Truth program is the sponsor and I want to help get the word out. I worked as a cardiovascular nurse specialist for 25 years. And I personally had open heart surgery at the age of seven for a congenital heart defect. So I'm very familiar with heart problems. I want to encourage you to take action to prevent any in your own life.
The Move It May challenge is centered on physical activity and healthy eating. For some time now, I've participated in a group called Weigh-In Wednesday. I've not been consistent in blogging every Wednesday on this topic. But I have been actively working at my goal of living a healthy lifestyle. I want to always keep my eye on the goal.
This morning I exercised on my treadmill for 40 minutes, used my light weights, and then did my little routine consisting of some Pilates, stretching and sit ups. It's a plan that works for me with my busy schedule. As the end of school is wrapping up and summer camp will soon begin, I know I can't afford to not exercise and eat healthy. I need lots of energy and I know how much my daily routine helps my body.
So how about you? Did you exercise this morning? Will you take the Move it May challenge and do something physical? I will be posting more on this topic throughout the month here and on Facebook, Google + and Twitter.
Blessings and love,