Monday, September 29, 2014

Make Heart Choices not Hard Choices

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Today is World Heart Day. When I read their slogan "Make Heart Choices NOT Hard Choices", I recognized an opportunity.

I chose Heart Choices as the name of my blog many years ago. I was working as a cardiac nurse. Initially I planned to conduct workshops for heart patients to teach them how to make healthier heart choices.

When blogging became an option for me, I began to write about making heart choices. And it has evolved into heart choices for body, mind and most importantly ...spirit.

I still feel strongly about getting serious about heart health. I've seen too many people impacted by heart disease. The lifestyle we choose to live can greatly impact our risk for heart disease.

I've heard too many people say they want to enjoy life and if they die of a heart attack ...so be it.

They think it's a good way to go. They think it's a quick way to die.

Well, I have news for you!

Yes, many people die suddenly and quickly from a heart attack. But many others survive and become dependent on others. I've seen previously healthy people suddenly have to deal with home health nurses, oxygen, walkers. You get the picture. And it's not pretty!

I've said it before. But I'll say it again.



I've seen life from the spectrum of the elderly and now more recently with young children.

Research has given us much information to help us live a healthier life.

Choose healthy habits no matter what your age.

It's never too late.

One step at a time. One day at a time.

Maybe today is the day you take a walk.

Maybe today is the day you choose to eat an apple instead of the bag of chips.

It's a life long process.

Let's  begin to make heart choices not hard choices.

What will you do today that is a healthier choice?

Blessings and love,

5 comments:

  1. Such great advice, Debbie! Thanks for the reminder!

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  2. Wise words Debbie. I am heading off to exercise right now! :)

    Love you!

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  3. Hi Debbie! What a cute photo of your nursing days! I worked on a few cardiac floors, and have two brothers who are cardiologists, so I know where you're coming from. Not that I practice that or anything of course.
    My husband and I just started a new attitude of eating better and exercising, so this is a topical post for me. I hope that in one year, I'll look the best I have ever been in a long time. Thank you for the encouragement!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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  4. Thanks for the reminder, Debbie--I certainly needed it today!

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  5. Dearest Debbie. I know I want to live healthy for a good many reasons, among them, a hralthy heart. I also hate when I cannot move as good as I used to. I miss my mountain hikes and my freedom to walk easily around in y neighbourhood.
    In the sixties we laughed at the Americans who couldn't walk or cyccle the 2 1/2 kilometers to the center when they were home visiting. Well, today that is me, and I hate it. especially since I do not have a friver's licence and have to ask for help each time I need to have something done. I admit I am overweight, but it's my osteoporosis and many broken spine bones who stop me. The more I enjoy gardening. I can stop whenever I want, and I get to see wonderful results of my labour. Tody I planted 200 tulip bulbs. I cannot wait until next spring. The joy of moving should be embraced by everyone who can. It is not given this gift will last forever.

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